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DESCRIPTIVE    CATALOGUE 


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THE    CHARTERS,    ROLLS,    DEEDS,    PEDIGREES, 

PAMPHLETS,    NEWSPAPERS, 

MONUMENTAL     INSCRIPTIONS,    MAPS, 

AND   MISCELLANEOUS   PAPERS 

FORMING 

THE  JACKSON   COLLECTION 

AT 

THE   SHEFFIELD   PUBLIC   REFERENCE   LIBRARY. 

COMPILED    BY 

T.    WALTER    HALL 

A  CITIZEN   MEMBER  OF  THE   PuBLIC  "LIBRARIES  AND  MuSEUMS  CoMMITTEE 

AND 

A.    HERMANN    THOMAS,    M.A. 

SOMETIME  Lecturer  in  History  at  Sheffield  University. 


SHEFFIELD  : 
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PAMPHLETS,    NEWSPAPERS, 

MONUMENTAL     INSCRIPTIONS,  ^MAPS, 

AND   MISCELLANEOUS   PAPERS 

FORMING 

THE  JACKSON   COLLECTION 

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THE    SHEFFIELD    PUBLIC    REFERENCE    LIBRARY. 

COMPILED    BY 

T.    WALTER    HALL 

A   CITIZEN    MEMBER  OF  THE    PuBLIC    LIBRARIES  AND    MuSEUMS  CoMMITTEE 

AND 

A.    HERMANN    THOMAS,    M.A. 

SOMETIME  Lecturer  in  History  at  Sheffield  University. 


SHEFFIELD  : 
printed  AND  PUBLISHED  BY  J.   W.   NORTHEND,  WEST  STREET. 

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LATE    OF    SHEFFIELD 

TO   WHOSE    FORESIGHT    AND    GENEROSITY 

HIS   NATIVE    CITY    IS    INDEBTED 

FOR 

THE    COLLECTION 

HERE    DESCRIBED   AND    CATALOGUED. 


PREFACE. 


81 


HEN  a  city  has  the  good  fortune  to  be  presented  with  such  a  deeply 
interesting  collection  of  local  records,  as  those  forming  The  Jackson 
Collection;  the  obligation  rests  with  the  citizens  to  arrange  it,  so 
as  to  give  those  who  wish  to  consult  the  records,  the  greatest  possible  facilities 
for  doing  so ;  and  it  is  with  this  object  that  we  have  compiled  this  descriptive 
catalogue.  Our  aim  has  been  to  describe  more  particularly  those  ancient 
documents  in  mediaeval  Latin,  French,  and  English,  which  present  difficulties 
to  many  persons  interested  in  local  history,  while  giving  a  general  indication 
of  the  contents  of  the  modern  and  more  easily  read  documents,  but  readers 
should  note  that  a  great  mass  of  valuable  material  was  transcribed  by  Joseph 
Hunter  and  William  Swift,  as  described  at  pages  276-288  and  pages  305-320, 
and  that  these  antiquaries  enjoyed  exceptional  facilities  for  gaining  local  infor- 
mation. Accordingly  this  portion  of  the  collection  is  as  valuable,  from  the 
student's    point    of    view,   as    the    original    deeds   and    manuscripts. 

In  describing  ancient  deeds  we  have  endeavoured  to  supply  a  simple 
explanation  of  each,  employing  as  far  as  possible  the  terms  used  in  the  deed 
itself.  Thus  the  common  form  of  early  grant,  beginning  with  the  words 
"  dedi  concessi  et  hac  mea  carta  confirmavi "  has  been  construed  as  meaning 
that  the  transfer  of  land  was  already  complete  and  that  the  charter  was  a 
confirmation    of   the    grant. 

In  certain  cases  it  has  been  thought  advisable  to  give  a  few  words  of 
the  original  text  in  brackets,  sometimes  because  the  words  themselves  are 
curious  or  unusual ;  sometimes  in  order  that  the  reader  may  find  a  better 
rendering  than  our  own ;  but  in  all  cases  our  rule  has  been  to  quote  the  words 
as  they  stand  without  any  change  of  tense  or  case.  In  the  same  way  we 
have  represented,  as  faithfully  as  might  be,  the  actual  spelling  of  names  and 
places,  even  when,  as  so  frequently  happens  in  ancient  records,  they  appear 
in  divers  forms  in  the  same  document,  or  when,  as  is  not  unusual,  the  original 
scribe    may    be    suspected    of    error. 

It  is  obvious  that  in  a  collection  of  such  wide  scope,  we  could  not  hope 
to  discuss  the  manifold  topics  of  interest.  Our  purpose  is  served  if  we 
have  succeeded  in  showing  that  within  its  bounds  there  is  a  wide  field  for 
many  forms  of  study,  and  that  the  antiquary,  genealogist,  topographer,  historian 
and,  not  least,  the  philologist  will  be  amply  repaid  by  making  a  first-hand 
acquaintance   with   The   Jackson    Collection. 


We  gladly  take  this  opportunity  of  expressing  our  thanks  to  Dr.  Henry 
Jackson,  O.M.,  Regius  Professor  of  Greek  and  Fellow  of  Trinity  College,  in 
the  University  of  Cambridge,  for  his  great  kindness  in  writing  a  Prefatory 
Note  to  the  Catalogue,  which  gives  an  added  interest  to  The  Jackson 
Collection ;  our  thanks  are  also  due  to  Councillor  S.  Gardner  Harrison,  who 
has  undertaken  the  work  of  sorting  and  arranging  a  mass  of  newspaper  cuttings, 
of  great  local  interest,  forming  part  of  the  collection  ;  also  to  the  Chief  Librarian 
and  his  staff  for  the  many  facilities  they  have  provided  for  us  at  the  Reference 
Library,  whilst  our  work  was  in  progress ;  and  to  our  printer  we  are  indebted 
for   much   assistance. 

In  conclusion,  we  wish  to  express  the  hope  that  other  local  records  may 
find  their  way  to  The  Sheffield  Room,  at  the  Public  Reference  Library. 
In  these  days,  when  ancient  monuments  are  protected  by  Act  of  Parliament, 
the  least  we  can  do  is  to  see  that  our  ancient  records  are  also  placed  in  safe 
custody,  where  they  will  always  be  available  for  those  who  can  make  the 
best  use  of  them.  This  seems  to  us  a  very  obvious  duty,  which  the  present 
owes  to  the  future,  and  in  no  way  can  our  citizens  better  discharge  this 
obligation  with  regard  to  ancient  records  relating  to  Sheffield,  than  by  following 
the  example  of  Sheffield's  distinguished  son,  the  late  Mr.  Arthur  Jackson. 

T.  W.  H. 
A.   H.  T. 
Sheffield, 

1st  July,  1914. 


Vll 


PREFATORY    NOTE. 


Mr.  T.  Walter  Hall  and  Mr.  A.  Hermann  Thomas — by  whom  this 
catalogue  of  manuscripts  contained  in  "  the  Jackson  Collection  "  has 
been  compiled — invite  me  to  write  a  prefatory  note  about  those  who 
gathered  together  the  several  parts  of  the  Collection  :  and  regard  for 
them,  gratitude  to  Mr.  Hall  and  Mr.  Thomas,  and  loyalty  to  the  City 
of  Sheffield,  constrain  me  to  undertake  the  pious  task. 

The  Collection  has  for  its  nucleus  books  and  papers  accumulated 
in  the  course  of  ninety-five  years  by  three  generations  of  Jacksons : 
but  its  most  important  constituents  are  certain  memoranda  of  the 
late  Joseph  Hunter  which  my  brother  Arthur  bought  at  the  Phillipps 
sale,  and,  above  all,  the  very  important  papers  which  he  purchased 
from  the  representatives  of  the  late  William  Swift. 

My  grandfather,  Henry  Jackson,  sen.,  surgeon,  of  Sheffield,  was 
born  at  W^entbridge,  near  Pontefract,  22nd  May,  1771,  and  received  his 
early  education  at  Hatfield  near  Doncaster.  Having  been  appren- 
ticed or  articled  to  Mr.  William  Lunn,  surgeon,  of  Sheffield,  he 
continued  his  medical  studies  at  St.  Thomas's  Hospital,  where  he 
made  several  important  friendships.  Thence,  in  1793,  he  proceeded 
to  Edinburgh,  where  he  spent  a  year.  On  his  return  to  Sheffield, 
he  established  himself  in  Fargate :  but  in  1800  he  removed  to  a 
house  in  St.  James's  Row  previously  occupied  by  Mr.  Brookfield, 
solicitor.  As  I  shall  have  to  mention  this  house  more  than  once,  it 
is  worth  while  to  note  that  in  1787  the  Vicar  of  Sheffield  gave  a 
ground  lease  of  part  of  the  glebe,  upon  which  a  row  of  three  houses 
was  built,  stretching  from  Church  Street  to  St.  James's  Street,  and 
separated  from  the  west  side  of  St.  Peter's  Churchyard  by  a  narrow 
paved  walk.  These  three  houses,  together  with  the  houses  which 
occupied  the  frontage  between  St.  James's  Street  and  Campo  Lane, 
were  called  St.  James's  Row.  On  1st  January,  1801,  my  grandfather 
married  Olivia,  daughter  of  Benjamin  Sayle  of  W^entbridge. 

My  grandfather  appears  to  have  been  a  skilful  and  respected 
general  practitioner.  Letters  in  my  possession  show  that  Mr.  Lunn 
had  an  affectionate  regard  for  him,  and,  when  he  returned  from 
London  and  Edinburgh,  was  glad  to  have  his  help.  I  gather 
further  that  my  grandfather,  though  perhaps  somewhat  masterful, 
was  sociable,  genial,  and  attractive :  and  a  portrait,  which  is  no 
doubt  one  of  the  many  pastels  drawn  by  Chantrey  in  the  first 
decade  of  the  nineteenth  century,  shows  that  he  was  an  uncommonly 
handsome  man.     There  is  no  indication  that  he  concerned  himself 


with  antiquarian  pursuits,  but  it  is  clear  that  he  Uked  nice  books  and 
good  china  :  and  his  two  "  orange  jumper  "  jugs — of  which  one  is 
now  in  the  FitzwilHam  Museum  at  Cambridge — suggest  that  he  was 
interested,  not  only  in  the  famous  Don  pottery,  but  also  in  the 
politics  of  the  time.  It  would  seem  that,  though  not  an  antiquary, 
Henry  Jackson,  sen.,  began  the  family  collection. 

Henry  and  Olivia  Jackson  had  several  children  :  but  only  two 
survived  infancy — Olivia,  who  was  born  27th  December,  1801,  and 
died  17th  September,  1870 ;  and  Henry,  who  was  born  29th 
November,  1806,  and  died  25th  June,  1866. 

My  father,  Henry  Jackson,  jun.,  surgeon,  of  Sheffield,  received 
his  general  education  at  the  Rev.  Peter  Wright's  school  in  Sheffield, 
and,  later,  at  Bingley  Grammar  School,  of  which  Richard  Hartley, 
D.D.,  of  Christ's  College,  Cambridge — "an  excellent  classic,  a  hard- 
reading  man,  and  of  irreproachable  character"  (Gunning's  Reminis- 
cences of  Cambridge) — was  then  head  master.  The  second  Henry's 
medical  education  began  with  apprenticeship  to  his  father.  In  1828 
he  proceeded  to  Dublin  that  he  might  study  anatomy  under  James 
Macartney,  and  surgery  under  James  W.  Cusack.  As  appears  from 
his  letters  to  my  grandfather,  my  father  made  excellent  use  of  the 
great  opportunities  which  the  hospitals  of  Dublin  afforded ;  while 
occasional  references  to  "  sack-em-ups  "  remind  the  modern  reader 
that  in  those  days  the  study  of  anatomy  had  a  peculiarly  grisly  side. 
In  1830  my  father  left  Dublin  for  London,  where  he  attached  himself 
to  St.  Bartholomew's  Hospital.  In  the  same  year  he  obtained 
his  diplomas  at  the  College  of  Surgeons  and  the  Apothecaries'  Hall. 
The  letters  in  which  he  describes  the  two  examinations  are  detailed, 
and,  if  a  layman  may  have  an  opinion,  very  interesting.^ 

On  his  way  home,  my  father  visited  at  Cambridge  his  old 
friends  William  Henry  Brookfield — Tennyson's  "  Brooks  " — and 
John   Henry    Brown,  then  undergraduates  at  Trinity   College. 

Returning  to  Sheffield,  he  began  practice  with  my  grandfather, 
and  on  10th  September,  1832,  was  elected  to  the  post  of  Surgeon  to 
the  Infirmary,  which  he  held  till  a  few  days  before  his  death.  My 
grandfather  died  12th  November,  1836.  On  27th  June,  1838,  my 
father  married  Frances,  daughter  of  James  Swettenham. 

This  is  not  the  place  for  an  estimate  of  my  father's  capacity 
and  success  as  surgeon  and  medical  practitioner.  But  I  may  briefly 
note  certain  personal  characteristics.  He  was  always  observant, 
always  ready  to  take  responsibility,  always  quiet.  He  had  a 
wonderful  gift  of  sympathy.     He  was  as  discreet  and  reticent  as  a 

^  For  extracts  from  my  father's  letters  to  my  grandfather,  see  the  St.  Bartholomew's  Hospital 
Journal  for  October,  November,  December,  1904. 


father  confessor.  He  was  the  friend  of  his  patients  and  the  con- 
fidant of  his  colleagues.  He  called  himself  a  Tory,  but  progress 
was  his  joy.  He  kept  himself  thoroughly  posted  up  in  medical 
literature,  and  was  eager  to  avail  himself  of  every  new  invention 
and  discovery.  At  first  he  had  doubts  about  anaesthetics,  but  they 
very  quickly  disappeared.  When  he  died,  antiseptic  and  aseptic 
methods  had  not  yet  established  themselves :  but  I  fancy  that  his 
use  of  a  solution  of  nitrate  of  silver  for  scalds,  burns,  and  bedsores, 
saved  my  life  when  in  childhood  I  charged  into  a  large  saucepan 
of  boiling  water.  Once,  and  once  only,  I  went  round  the  Infirmary 
with  him :  and,  to  my  great  surprise,  I  found  that,  in  talking  to 
his  patients  there,  he  dropped  without  an  effort  into  the  grammar 
and  the  vocabulary  of  old  Sheffield.  I  had  long  known  that  he 
could  read  "  Tom  Treddlehoyle  "  as  no  one  else  of  my  acquaintance 
could  do :  but  it  had  not  occurred  to  me  that  he  would  use  the 
second  person  singular  as  easily  as  if  he  had  never  known  the 
conventional  "you"  and  "your"  of  modern  English.  The  Infirm- 
ary occupied  much  of  his  thoughts.  I  have  waited  for  him  there 
for  hours  when  he  had  miscalculated  the  time  which  his  work  would 
require.  He  was  devoted  to  his  profession  :  and  he  was  sorry  when 
his  brother-in-law,  Wilson  Overend,  a  brilliant  surgeon,  gave  him- 
self to  municipal  affairs.  Nevertheless,  he  knew  that  a  professional 
man  should  have  a  hobby  or  hobbies.  He  read  widely  in  English 
literature  ;  in  particular,  history,  biography,  and  good  fiction,  were 
favourite  subjects.  He  had  an  astonishing  knack  of  discovering 
important  books  the  moment  that  they  appeared  :  for  example,  he 
knew  Thackeray's  Second  Funeral  of  Napoleon,  Oliver  Wendell 
Holmes's  Autocrat  of  the  Breakfast  Table,  and  J.  F.  McLennan's 
Primitive  Marriage,  before  they  were  famous.  He  was  a  constant 
reader  of  Notes  and  Queries,  and  sent  to  it  occasional  contributions 
signed  "  H.J."^ 

Meanwhile,  he  was  keenly  interested  in  local  antiquities.  An 
accomplished  horseman,  he  had  gained  in  his  youth,  and  always 
retained,  a  curiously  exact  knowledge  of  the  topography  of  the 
district.  He  collected  books  printed  at  Sheffield.  He  noted 
additions  to  Hunter's  Hallamshire  in  an  interleaved  copy.  But 
it  was  not  for  him  to  do  more  than  collect :  he  made  no  serious 
attempt  to  record  his  antiquarian  knowledge. 

The  house  in  which  my  father  was  born,  lived,  and  died, 
continued  to  be  occupied  by  my  brother  Arthur  and  my  mother 
until  1878,  when  the  prospect  of  street  improvements  caused  them 

^  His  old  friend  James  Montgomery  signed  himself  '  J.M.G."     I  was  myself  "  H.J.  (2)"  ; 
but  I  think  that  I  was  not  alone  in  using  this  signature. 


to  remove  to  a  house  in  Wilkinson  Street,  now  numbered  53.  In  1883 
the  old  house  in  St.  James's  Row  was  pulled  down,  and  the  narrow 
pa\ed  walk  was  widened  into  a  street. 

My  brother,  Arthur  Jackson,  surgeon,  of  Sheffield,  born  21st 
February,  1844,  was  educated  at  the  Sheffield  Collegiate  School  and 
at  Cheltenham  College.  Leaving  school  at  the  age  of  sixteen,  he 
became  pupil  to  my  father  at  the  Infirmary  and  at  home.  In  1864 
he  proceeded  to  St.  Bartholomew's  Hospital,  where  he  was  Surgical 
Dresser  and  House  Surgeon.  Amongst  his  intimates  were  Mr. 
Bowater  Vernon,  Mr.  John  Langton,  Mr.  Butlin  (afterwards  Sir 
Henry  Butlin),  Mr.  William  Crowfoot,  and  Mr.  George  Wilkes. 
When  my  father  died,  25th  June,  1866,  my  brother  had  just  got 
his  surgical  qualification :  and  he  at  once  began  practice  in 
Sheffield ;  first,  as  partner  of  an  old  family  friend,  Mr.  Jonathan 
Barber,  afterwards,  independently.  At  the  Hospital,  and  later  at 
the  Infirmary,  he  won  a  reputation  as  a  skilful  operator.  In 
his  private  practice  he  was  a  wise  and  resourceful  adviser.  For 
myself,  having  had  in  my  time  grave  anxieties,  I  thankfully 
remember  the  help  and  the  comfort  which  again  and  again  he 
brought  to  me.  He  married,  8th  August,  1878,  Alice,  daughter  of  our 
old  and  kind  friend,  Bernard  Wake,  of  Abbeyfield.  He  died,  after 
a  short  illness,  29th  December,  1895. 

In  more  ways  than  one  my  brother  differed  from  my  father. 
My  father  was  reticent,  my  brother  was  outspoken.  My  father  was 
cautious,  my  brother  was  impetuous.  While  my  father  avoided  muni- 
cipal activity,  thinking  that  it  would  interfere  with  his  professional 
duties,  my  brother,  who  had  more  leisure,  took  a  prominent  part  in  the 
affairs  of  the  City.  It  had  been  my  earnest  hope  that  he  would  one  day 
sit  in  the  House  of  Commons  for  one  of  the  divisions  of  Sheffield. 
In  imperial  politics  he  was  a  convinced  Tory,  but  he  would  never  have 
been  a  slavish  partisan.  My  belief  had  been  that  he  would  take  for 
his  speciality  sanitary  reform,  and  that  his  honesty,  fearlessness,  and 
knowledge,  would  make  him  a  power  in  that  branch  of  legislation. 
It  was  however  one  of  his  ambitions,  perhaps  his  principal  ambition, 
to  write  about  "our  fathers  that  begat  us,"  and  about  the  institutions 
and  the  history  of  the  City  which  he  loved  :  and  I  think  that,  in  his 
additions  to  the  collection  which  he  inherited,  he  had  this  end  always 
in  view.     There  never  was  a  more  loyal   son  of  Sheffield. 

Amongst  our  occasional  visitors  in  St.  James's  Row,  one  of  the 
most  distinguished  was  Joseph  Hunter,  "the  Historian  of  Hallam- 
shire."  Born  6th  of  February,  1783,  at  Sheffield,  he  was  Presbyterian 
Minister  at  Bath  from  1809  to  1833.  From  1833  to  1838  he  was 
Sub-Commissioner  of  Public  Records.     In  1838,  on  the  reconstruction 


of  the  Record  Service,  he  was  made  Assistant  Keeper  of  the  First 
Class.  He  died  in  London,  9th  May,  1861.  These  bald  facts  I  derive 
from  the  Dictionary  of  National  Biography.  It  would  be  impertinent 
in  me  to  praise  Hunter's  achievements  in  history,  biography,  gene- 
alogy, topography.  But  I  have  a  certain  familiarity  with  the 
"History  of  Hallamshire,"  and  I  never  refer  to  it  without  gratefully 
admiring  his  wide  knowledge,  his  exact  scholarship,  his  transparent 
candour,  and  his  unaffected,  vigorous,  discourse. 

On  22nd  March,  1895,  certain  of  Hunter's  papers,  which  had 
become  the  property  of  Sir  Thomas  Phillipps,  were  sold  by  Messrs. 
Sotheby,  Wilkinson  &  Hodge.  The  most  important  of  them  were 
bought  by  the  Sheffield  Free  Library  :  but  my  brother  commissioned 
the  Librarian,  Mr.  Samuel  Smith,  to  buy  for  him  certain  other  lots 
which  the  Library  did  not  at  that  time  care  to  acquire.  One  of  these 
purchases,  and  one  only,  is  not  included  in  our  gift  to  the  City. 
There  were  three  volumes  described  as  "The  Thoughts  of  Joseph 
Hunter."  When  my  brother  died,  his  executors  gave  these  volumes 
to  Hunter's  son,  Henry  Julian  Hunter,  M.D.,  who,  in  his  earlier  days, 
had  been  a  frequent  visitor  at  the  house  in  St.  James's  Row,  and 
sympathized  with  my  father  and  my  brother  both  in  their  medical  and 
in  their  antiquarian  interests.  The  jottings  of  "The  Thoughts"  were 
intimate,  and  we  should  not  have  thought  ourselves  justified  in  making 
them  public  property. 

Mr.  William  Swift,  our  next  door  neighbour  in  St.  James's  Row, 
was  another  of  my  father's  antiquarian  allies.  Born  13th  December, 
1818,  near  Chesterfield,  Swift  began  life  as  clerk  in  the  office  of  a 
Chesterfield  lawyer  ;  but  at  the  age  of  eighteen  entered  the  service  of 
the  late  Mr.  John  Brown,  solicitor,  of  St.  James's  Row.  Mr.  Brown, 
who  was  not  only  a  solicitor  but  also  distributor  of  stamps,  put  the 
distribution  into  Swift's  hands.  Major  Richard  Fawkes,  who 
succeeded  Mr.  Brown  as  distributor  of  stamps,  retained  Swift  as 
his  representative;  and,  when  Swift  died,  10th  December,  1874, 
testified  his  "esteem  for  long  and  self-sacrificing  service  in  the  stamp 
office  of  this  Town  "  by  a  tablet  placed  in  the  Parish  Church. 

I  have  little  of  my  own  to  say  about  the  shy,  modest,  simple- 
minded  scholar,  whose  premises  I  sometimes  invaded  in  pursuit  of  an 
errant  cricket  ball.  Happily,  Mr.  R.  E.  Leader,  in  his  Reminiscences 
of  Old  Sheffield,  transcribes  from  the  Independent  an  eloquent  and 
affectionate  appreciation,  and  I  hope  that  he  will  forgive  me  for 
reproducing  the  greater  part  of  it. 

"  '  It  was  not  his  social  position  that  gave  our  late  friend  a  name  and   a 

place  in  the  annals  of  Sheffield  ;  nor  was  it  even  the  kindly  good  nature 

with  which  he  answered  all   inquiries ;    nor    the    humble    simplicity   and 


xu 

piety  of   his    private    life  ;    but    his    marvellous    industry   and   care   as    a 
genealogical   and   topographical   collector.      A  career  less  eventful   than 
his  could  scarcely  be  imagined.     He  lived  in  a  house  adjoining  his  office, 
and  when  business  was  over  he  much  too  rarely  went  out  for  fresh  air 
and  exercise.     Far  into  the  night  he  would  pore  over  manuscripts,  some- 
times copying  old  parish  registers,  sometimes  making  abstracts  or  copies 
of  documents  that  had  been  lent  to  him,  or  entering  up  his  volumes  of 
pedigrees.     His  mind  was  ever  intent  on  the  acquisition  of  genealogical 
facts,  and  whether  they  came   under  his  notice  in  written  papers,  or  in 
conversation,    he  carefully   noted   them,    and   systematically  stored  them 
away  in  the  volumes  to  which  they  belonged.     The  desire  to  be  accurate 
was  with  him  a  passion.     He  could  not  endure  a  false  date,  and  smiled 
when  he  observed  the  vanity  that,  in  pedigrees,  could  not  call  a  spade  a 
spade,    but    turned  a   cutler,    a   grinder,    or   something   humbler,    into    a 
gentleman.      During    the    thirty-eight    years    he    lived    in    Sheffield    he 
had  been  carefully  accumulating  fact  upon  fact,  and  there  is  probably  not 
a  family  in  the  town,   save  the  most  recent  importations,   of  whom  he 
had  not  a  more  or  less  complete  account.      He  was  the  Old  Mortality  of 
Sheffield,  and  carefully  copied  the  gravestones  in  the  church  and  chapel 
yards.     The  parish  registers  were  more  familiar  to  him  than  to  the  parish 
clerk.     He  knew  the  genealogical  value  of  wills  and  deeds,  and  had  made 
himself  master  of  those  old  handwritings  under  which  our  forefathers  have 
shrouded  so  much  valuable  information.     Not  having  enjoyed  the  advan- 
tage of  a  classical  education,  he  yet  so  far  mastered  the  difficulties  of  Latin 
and  Norman  French  as  to  be  able  to  translate  intelligibly  such  mediaeval 
documents  as  were  couched  in  those  languages  ;  and  of  late  years,  so  vast 
was  the  fund  of  information  which  he  possessed,  that  he  was  able  at  once 
to  appreciate  the  value  of  new  facts  that  might  come  under  his  notice,  and 
to  see  meanings  in  entries  and  items  that  to  an  ordinary  observer  appeared 
to  have  no  special  significance.     For  years  past  he  has  been  the  oracle  to 
which  all  inquirers  into  Sheffield  history  resorted.    The  antiquarian  student 
perpetually  made  use  of  his  kindly  advice  and  counsel ;   the  lawyers  flocked 
to  him  regularly  when  any  question  arose  affecting  family  history  ;  and  to 
one  and  all  he  was  alike  ready  to  tell  what  he  knew,  and  in  return  to  accept 
any  crumbs  of  information  his  visitors  might  be  able  to  impart.     In  this 
way  his  store  of  facts  grew.     Persons  who  had  learned  the  value  of  his 
information  were  glad  to  be  able  to  offer  him  some  return  in  kind,  when 
anything  came  under  their  notice.     His  fame  as  a  collector  of  information 
spread,  and  from  far  and  near  matters  found  their  way  into  his  hands  that 
would  not  have  been  entrusted  to  one  less  discreet.     He  was  scrupulous  in 
preserving  and  returning  everything  that  was  lent  to  him  ;  and  exercised  a 
marvellous  reticence  in  dealing  with  subjects  that  might  have  given  pain  to 
families  or  individuals.     He  never  spoke  unkindly,  and,  though  his  mind 
was  the  depository  of  more  family  secrets  than  that  of  any  man  in  Sheffield, 
we  never  heard  of  an  instance  where  an  unfair  or  unkind  use  had  been 
made   of   what    he    knew.       Like    many   great    collectors   of   information, 
Mr.  Swift  seemed  to  lack  the  aptitude  for  collating,  arranging,  and  editing 
his  materials.     He  shrank  from   the  task  of  composition,  fancying,  very 
mistakenly,  that  he  could  not  compose  ;  and  yet  we  have  had  in  our  hands 
fragments  of  his  that  would  have  been  no  discredit  to  so  lucid  and  interest- 
ing  a  writer  as  the  late  Joseph   Hunter.      Our  own  columns,'    [it  is  the 


Xlll 

Independent  from  which  I  am  quoting]  *  have  not  unfrequently  contained 
most  valuable  scraps  from  his  pen  ;  but  he  would  more  frequently  give  his 
information  verbally,  and  leave  others  to  clothe  it  in  set  words.  Under 
the  signature  'St.,'  he  sometimes  contributed  to  Notes  and  Queries. 
Several  papers  of  his  have  appeared  in  the  Reliquary,  and  he  has  also 
enriched  the  Chesterfield  newspapers  from  the  stores  of  his  Derbyshire 
lore ;  but  we  never  heard  of  his  publishing  a  book,  nor  ever  knew  a  man 
more  capable  of  doing  so.  In  connexion  with  the  inquiries  arising  out  of 
the  bequest  to  the  town  of  the  property  of  the  late  Samuel  Bailey, 
Mr.  Swift  rendered  great  service  ;  and  the  Rev.  Dr.  Gatty,  in  his  preface 
to  the  new  edition  of  Hunter's  Hallamshire,  thus  acknowledges  his 
obligations  : — '  The  services  of  Mr.  William  Swift,  well  known  for  his 
genealogical  studies,  experience,  and  accuracy,  as  well  as  for  his  accumu- 
lated stores  of  information  relating  to  the  various  properties  of  the  neigh- 
bourhood, have  been  especially  great  throughout  the  latter  part  of  the 
work,  and  deserve  my  warmest  appreciation.  He  has  extended  the 
pedigrees  with  a  careful  hand,  and  by  an  old  deed  or  memorandum  has 
often  contributed  what  the  antiquarian  will  value.'  Among  his  friends 
might  be  mentioned  every  name  of  note  in  Sheffield  ;  but  it  is  enough  to 
say  that  he  was  on  intimate  terms  with  Joseph  Hunter,  James  Montgomery, 
John  Holland,  Samuel  Mitchell,  and  Henry  Jackson  ;  without  particular- 
ising those  who  have  lived  to  feel  his  loss.  When  the  late  Samuel 
Mitchell's  papers  had  to  be  arranged  for  the  British  Museum,  Mr.  Swift 
was  selected  to  perform  the  task,  and  very  ably  he  discharged  it.  He  had 
a  pure  and  simple  mind,  inexpensive  tastes  and  habits,  and  if  there  was  a 
thing  he  erred  in,  it  was  in  taking  too  little  care  of  his  own  health.'  "^ 

Mr.  R.  E.  Leader  adds  an  in  memoriam  written  by  Dr.  Gatty, 
and  I  am  tempted  to  quote  it :  but  already  I  have  quoted  too  much, 
and  I  content  myself  with  the  citation  of  a  single  expressive  sentence  ; 
"Mr.  Swift  was  a  true  and  worthy  disciple  of  Hunter."     So  say  I. 

Knowing  the  importance  of  Swift's  papers,  my  brother  purchased 
them  from  the  family.  I  think  that  he  hoped  to  arrange  them  him- 
self :    but,  in  any  case,  with  him  they  were  in  safe  custody. 

Another  element  in  the  Collection  is  a  transcript  of  the  sepulchral 
mscriptions  in  the  several  graveyards  of  the  City,  made  at  my  brother's 
cost  by  Mr.  William  J.J.  Glassby.  In  1896,  Mr.  Glassby  published 
a  book  called  The  Old  Church-Yards  of  Sheffield,  with  a  brief 
selection  of  quaint  epitaphs  therein,  which  was  based  upon  this 
transcript. 

In  my  brother's  will  there  is  a  clause  which  seems  to  me  so 
characteristic  and  so  significant  that  I  quote  it  in  full : 

"  I  bequeath  all  the  papers  which  belonged  to  my  late  father  and  all  my 
private  papers  and  books  (including  the  Swift  papers  and  books)  of  all  kinds 
both  medical  and  general  (except  the  books  herein  before  bequeathed  to  my 
said  wife)  to  my  said  wife  and  my  said  brother  Henry,  but  my  said  wife  to 
take  such  of  them  as  she  likes  to  select,  and  the  remainder  to  be  disposed  of 

^There  can  be  little  doubt  that  this  admirable  sketch  was  written  by  the  late  Mr.  J.  D.  Leader. 


as  they  shall  think  fit.     And  I  specially  urge  and  request  my  said  wife  and 
my  said  brother  Henry  not  to  allow  the  Swift  or  any  other  of  my  private 
papers  to  become  public  property  without  most  careful  supervision  for  fear  of 
hurting  the  feelings  of  persons  or  families  whose  names  may  be  mentioned  in 
them." 
It  is  easy  to  see  that  my  brother,  whilst  he  gave  his  executors 
the  widest  possible  discretion,  subject  only  to  one  wise  limitation, 
wished  his  collections  to  become  public  property  :   and  my  sister-in- 
law  and  I  desired  to  give  effect  to  his  wish  as  soon  as  arrangements 
could  be  made  for  their  safe-keeping  and  their  accessibility.     But 
Ave  were  not  competent   ourselves    to    deal    with   so    great  and  so 
miscellaneous  a  mass  of  documents:  and,  though  Mr.  J.  D.  Leader 
did  us  the  great  kindness  of  inspecting  and  sorting  the  Swift  papers, 
we  did  not  know  of  anyone  who  would  undertake  the  preparation  of 
a  complete  inventory.     This  being  so,  we  deferred  the  presentation 
of  the  papers  which  we  conceived  ourselves  to  hold  in  trust  for  the 
City.     But  in  1912  the  appearance  of  Mr.  Walter  Hall's  Catalogue 
of  the  Charters,  Deeds  and  Manuscripts  in  the  Public  Reference 
Library  at  Sheffield  changed  the  situation.      It  now  became  clear 
that  there  were  those  in  Sheffield  who  were  interested  in  its  history, 
and  were  prepared  to  spend  time  and  trouble  upon  its  records. 

It  was  a  very  real  pleasure  to  my  sister-in-law  and  myself  when 
the  City  accepted  "the  Jackson  Collection."  It  is  our  hope  that  the 
example  of  collecting  which  my  brother  Arthur  has  set  will  find 
many  imitators,  and  that,  when  papers  thus  gathered  together  come 
into  the  possession  of  the  City,  there  will  always  be  loyal  and  learned 
citizens,  such  as  Mr.  T.  Walter  Hall  and  Mr.  A.  Hermann  Thomas, 
to  arrange  and  catalogue  them. 

HENRY    JACKSON. 


Trinity  College,  Cambridge, 
27st  July,  1914. 


ADDENDA. 


Since  the  catalogue  was  printed,  about  fifty  additional  deeds,  forming  part  of 
the  collection,  have  come  to  hand;  one  is  a  13th  century  charter  relating  to 
lands  at  Wath  and  Swinton  co  York ;  others,  of  much  later  dates,  relate  to 
Sheffield  and  North- East  Derbyshire.  They  have  been  placed  together,  in  a 
box  labelled  "  Uncatalogued  Deeds,'"  and  can  be  examined  at  the  Public 
Reference    Library. 

The  Collection  contains  fifty-one  lantern  slides  of  Old  Sheffield. 


CORRIGENDA. 


Six    of    the    marginal     reference     numbers     have     been     duplicated     by     mistake. 
They    are : — 

Number  836,  pages  117  and  2. 


837, 

gC3   11/ 

„   114 

„  2. 

838, 

„   120 

„  3. 

839, 

„   118 

„  8. 

840, 

„   118 

„  96. 

841, 

„   117 

„  6. 

When  the  number  occurs  at  a  page  given  in  the  middle  column,  it  is  an 
original  deed ;  but  when  it  occurs  in  the  right  hand  column  it  is  a  photograph, 
and  is  so  described  in  the  catalogue. 

Number  638  page  83  should  bear  date  1693,  instead  of  1659. 

Number  724  page  146  should  be  in  the  Yorkshire  section.  Gleadless  is  on 
the  county  boundary. 


Number  835  page  303  should   be  835a. 
Number  900  (9)  page  13  should  be  900  (90). 


TABLE    OF    CONTENTS. 


Title  Page 
Dedication 

Preface                ...             ....         ...  ...  ...  ••  v. 

Prefatory  Note  by  Dr.  Henry  Jackson,  O.M.,  Regius  Professor  of  Greek 

and  Fellow  of  Trinity  College,  in  the  University  of  Cambridge...  vii. 

Addenda  et  Corrigenda    ...             ..  ...  ...  ...  ••■  xv. 

Table  of  Contents            ...             ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  xvi. 

Five  Photographic  Reproductions... 

Yorkshire            ...             ...             ...  ...  ...  ...  -..  i 

Yorkshire  (Kirkstall  Abbey)           ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  lOO 

Derbyshire          ...             ...             ...  ...  ...  •.•  •••  105 

Nottinghamshire                ...             ...  ...  ...  ...  .••  200 

Lincolnshire       ...              ...              ...  •••  ••  ...  •••  204 

Warwickshire     ...             ...             ...  ...  ...  ...  •••  205 

Rutlandshire       ...             ...             ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  205 

Norfolk               ...             ...             ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  206 

Suffolk...             ...             ...             ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  206 

Essex  ...             ...             ...             ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  247 

Middlesex            ...             ...             ...  ...  .'..  ...  ••■  248 

Miscellaneous  Documents               ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  251 

Ancient  Manuscript  Books  and  Rolls  ..  ...  ...  ...  253 

Fragments  of  Breviaries  and  other  MSS.  ...  ...  ...  ...  274 

Hunter  MSS.     ...             ...             ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  276 

Pedigrees            ...             ...             ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  282 

Pamphlets,  Tracts,  &c.    ...             ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  288 

Newspapers  and  Newspaper-cuttings  .  .  ...  ...  ...  294 

Monumental  Inscriptions...             ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  296 

Local  Bills,  Reports,  and  Acts  of  Parliament  ...  ...  ...  297 

Legal   Drafts,   Copy   Documents  and   Legal   Documents   (engrossed  on 

paper)       ...             ...             ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  302 

Sundries  not  classified     ...             ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  305 

Appendix            ...             ...             ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  321 

General  Index   ...             ...             ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  329 

Table  of  Cross- References             ...  ...  ...  ...  ...  414 


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ANCIENT    CHARTERS    AND    DEEDS. 


YORKSHIRE. 


13th  century.  Photograph  of  a  Charter  (Lat.)  confirming  a  grant  from 
Thomas  son  of  Thomas  de  Furniwalle  to  Thomas  son  of  Roger  de 
Haldwrth  his  heirs  and  assignes,  excepting  men  of  reHgion  (clerics) 
and  Jews,  of  an  oxgang  and  a  half  of  land  with  appurtenances  and 
buildings  thereon  in  the  township  and  territory  of  Haldwrth,  which  the 
aforesaid  Thomas  had  held  of  the  grantor  in  "  hastilar "  service,  lying 
between  the  wood  called  Lockeslay  on  the  east  and  the  brook  called  Le 
Sputesyke  on  the  west ;  and  between  the  water  called  Stene  on  the  south 
and  the  moor  called  Onesmor  on  the  north,  in  consideration  of  a  sum  of 
money  paid  to  the  grantor  and  a  yearly  rent  of  twelve  shillings  of  silver 
payable  at  the  Feast  of  the  Assumption  of  the  Blessed  Mary  Virgin  and 
at  the  Feast  of  the  Annunciation  of  the  same  for  all  services  and  demands, 
except  forinsec  services,  saving  to  the  grantor  all  improvements  in 
the  grantor's  waste  within  the  boundaries  of  Hallumsyre,  saving  also  two 
suits  at  the  grantor's  court  at  Shefeud,  to  wit,  at  the  first  courts  after 
Easter  and  the  Feast  of  Saint  Michael,  on  the  understanding  that  the 
grantee  should  grind  his  corn  at  any  one  of  the  grantor's  mills  within 
Hallumsyre  and  nowhere  else.  Witnesses  :  John  de  Wyntewrth  then 
steward,  Thomas  de  Furneus,  Elyas  de  Midhop,  John  del  Wyteley, 
Richard  Moriz  of  Wyrhale,  Nicholas  Langus,  Richard  Rynellus,  William 
del  Leyston,  Thomas  de  Morwd.  Notes :  from  the  photograph  it  appears 
that  the  charter  was  engrossed  on  vellum  and  had  a  pendent  seal  bearing 
the  arms  of  Furnivall.  Probably  Thomas  Furnivall  the  second,  who  died 
before  1279,  was  the  grantor.  Thomas  de  Ferneus  appeared  also  as  a 
witness  of  "  Furnivall's  Charter."  There  are  four  mounted  prints  of  this 
photograph  in  the  collection. 


836  13th  century.     Photograph  of  a  Charter  (Lat.),  confirming  a  grant  from 

Thomas  de  Furnivalle  son  of  Thomas  de  Furnivalle  to  Thomas  son  of 
Ralph  "  sub  monte,"   his  heirs  and  assignes,  excepting  men  of  religion 
(clerics)  and  Jews,  of  half  an  oxgang  of  land  with  appurtenances  and 
buildings,  which    Ralph    de   Pillay  once  held  to   farm  from   Robert  de 
Haldewrth,  lying  in  width  between  the  field  called  Bilbeleye  towards  the 
south,  and  the  moor  towards  the  north  ;  and  in  length  between  the  wood 
called  Lockeslay  towards  the  east,  and  Le  Bentelane  towards  the  west, 
saving  to  the  grantor  every  manner  of  advantage  and  improvement  of  all 
his  waste  in  all  places  within  Hallumshire,  in  consideration  of  a  yearly 
rent  of  two  shillings  of  silver  payable  at  the  Feast  of  the  Annunciation  of 
the  Blessed  Mary  Virgin  and  at  the  Assumption  of  the  same  by  equal 
portions,    for  all    services  and   demands,    except   two  suits  of  court   at 
Shefeuld,  to  wit,  at  the  first  courts  after  Easter  and  the  Feast  of  Saint 
Michael,  also  excepting  forinsec  service  of  the  lord   King  as    much    as 
pertained  to  the  land,  and  on  the  understanding  that  the  aforesaid  Thomas 
son  of  Ralph  and  his  assignes  should  grind  all  corn  growing  on  the  said 
land   in  one  of  the  grantor's  mills   for  the   multure  thereof,  within  the 
boundaries  of  Hallumshire  and  nowhere  else.      For  this  grant  the  grantee 
paid  a  certain  sum  of  money   "  in   gersuma."      Witnesses  :    John  del 
Marteleye  (?),  John  his  son,  Robert  de  Rous,  Richard  Moriz,  Nicholas  de 
Langus,  Richard  Rinellus.     Notes  :  from  the  photograph  it  appears  that 
the  charter  was  engrossed  on  vellum  and  had  a  pendent  seal  bearing  the 
arms  of  Furnivall.     Probably  Thomas  Furnivall  the  second,  who   died 
before   1279,  was  the  grantor.     There  are  four  mounted  prints  of  this 
photograph  in  the  collection.     The  Oxford  Dictionary  gives  gersum  and 
variants  as  meaning  a  premium  or  fine  paid  to  a  feudal  superior  on  entering 
upon  a  holding. 

837  13th  century.      Photograph  of  a  Charter  (Lat.)  from  John  le  Scrob  to 

Henry  son  of  William  de  Wodetorpe,  of  a  toft  with  buildings  thereon,  a 
croft,  and  an  oxgang  of  land  with  appurtenances  in  le  Gledeleys  in  the 
parish  of  Handeswrth,  which  were*  formerly  in  the  tenure  of  Agnes  the 
wife  of  Roger,  in  consideration  of  a  yearly  rent  of  five  shillings,  payable 
at  Pentecost  and  the  Feast  of  Saint  Martin,  and  on  the  understanding  that 
the  grantee  should  grind  his  corn,  grown  on  the  said  land,  at  the  grantor's 
mill  of  Wodehus,  and  do  as  much  work  in  the  making  of  the  dam  of  the 
said  mill  as  was  charged  upon  the  oxgang.  The  grantee  should  also  do 
one  suit  of  court  yearly  at  the  grantor's  court  of  Bramelay,  to  wit,  at  the 
first  court  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Martin.  A  certain  sum  of  money  was 
paid  **  in  gersumma"  for  the  grant.  Witnesses  :  Hugh  son  of  Enmia  of 
Wodehus,  William  de  Alora,  William  de  Darnale,  John  de  Capella,  Robert 
de  Balifeld,  William  de  Hacuntorpe,  John  de  Markam.  Notes  :  from 
the  photograph  it  appears  that  the  charter  was  engrossed  on  vellum  and 
had  no  seal  when  the  photograph  was  taken. 


13th  century.  Photograph  of  a  Charter  (Lat.)  confirming  a  grant  from 
Thomas  de  Furnivalle  son  of  Thomas  de  Furnivalle,  to  Gilbert  Smith 
(Faber),  of  an  oxgang  of  land  in  Bernes  formerly  in  the  tenure  of  Roger  son 
of  Gervase,  and  of  four  acres  of  land  in  the  territory  of  Chapel  (Chapeltown), 
abutting  at  the  one  end  upon  Bakeburne  and  at  the  other  upon  the  Halleflatts 
of  CoUey  (Cowley),  with  a  toft  adjacent  in  Chapel  lying  between  the  toft 
of  Galien  (Galienus)  and  the  toft  of  Geoffrey  de  Lund,  also  a  plot  of  land 
in  Granenhou  lying  in  wndth  between  Therebroc  and  Coldewell,  and  extend- 
ing in  length  from  the  land  of  Thomas  de  Bernes  to  the  land  of  Roger  de 
Husel,  and  six  acres  of  land  upon  Swethene  and  in  Eduskerre  and  half  an 
acre  (sic),  with  all  appurtenances,  in  consideration  of  a  yearly  rent  of 
twenty-two  shillings  sterling,  payable  at  the  Nativity  of  the  Blessed  Mary 
and  at  the  Annunciation  of  the  Blessed  Mary,  for  all  secular  services, 
demands,  and  suits  of  court  and  mill.  A  certain  sum  of  money  was  paid 
for  the  grant.  Witnesses :  William  de  Furnivalle,  Robert  de  Munteny, 
Richard  de  Tankerle,  Ralph  de  Ecclesalle  clerk,  Robert  de  Neuton, 
Elias  de  Middehope,  Thomas  de  Bernes.  Notes :  from  the  photograph 
it  appears  that  the  charter  was  engrossed  on  vellum  and  had  no  seal 
when  the  photograph  was  taken.     For  probable  date  see  number  841. 

[178)  Late  12th  or  early  13th  century.  Charter  (Lat.)  confirming  a  grant  in 
frankalmoign  from  Adam  de  Sancta  Maria  to  the  church  of  Saint  Mary  of 
Romaris  (Rawmarsh),  a  tithe  of  the  pasturage  of  his  wood  of  Romaris, 
and  a  tithe  of  the  receipts  from  sales  of  wood,  payable  in  the  octave  of 
Saint  Martin.  Witnesses  :  Sir  Richard  abbot  of  Wellebec,  brother 
William  prior  of  the  same,  brother  Roger  de  Hocton,  brother  Matthew 
and  brother  Warin  canons  of  the  same,  master  Thomas  de  Lise  (?), 
William  de  Rosington  deacon,  William  de  Queren,  Richard  chaplain  of 
Rawmaris,  Robert  de  Newark,  Adam  de  Halles,  Walter  Francis.  Notes  : 
Adam  de  Sancta  Maria  was  the  eldest  son  of  Paganus  or  Payn  de  Sancta 
Maria  who  is  mentioned  in  the  "  Liber  Niger"  and  whose  date  was  circa 
1162-5.  Probably  this  charter  lay  about  halfway  between  that  date  and 
1239-1240  when  Adam's  daughters  Sibill  and  Isolda  were  at  variance  with 
William  de  Lichefelde.  As  regards  entries  900  (175)  to  900  (178)  a  note  at 
the  foot  of  p.  175  runs  -.—"These  fower  deeds  I  had  of  Mr.  Goodwin,  parson 
of  Rawmarshe,  who  said  he  had  by  vertue  thereof  taken  great  tymber  & 
other  wood  in  the  common  of  Rawmarshe,  during  all  his  tyme,  for  the 
Repaire  of  his  house  of  the  Chancell,  for  fences  &  for  fyer ;  2  tres  30 
yeares  agoe  worth  iii  1,  5  tres  12  yeares  agoe,  and  2  trees  5  yeares  ago,  he 
said  that  Saint  Maries  were  chief e  lords  of  the  whole  lor^P;  before  it  was 
divided  into  three,  w'^''  he  said  came  by  3  systers  coheirs,  one  of  w*"^  tooke 
a  Religious  house  &  gave  her  parte  to  Southwell.  He  said  he  had  the 
opinion  of  Baron  Saville  touching  these  deeds,  w'^''  was  y'  the  deeds  were 


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strong  &  good,  &  that  if  any  division  or  inclosure  were  made,  he  might 
have  his  parte  sett  out  to  be  inclosed,  and  bid  him  take  everie  yeare  some 
wood.  He  said  he  had  shewed  these  deeds  to  Sir  Godfrey  fFoulchiam,  to 
Sir  ffr.  ffoulch's  mother  to  my  lo  :  Darcy  and  others  who  all  allowed  of 
them.     James  Danby."     See  number  900. 

900  (177)  1239  Wednesday  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Martin  (November  11th). 
Covenant  (Lat.),  dated  at  the  church  of  Roderham  (Rotherham),  between 
William  rector  of  the  church  of  Rawmaris  and  Sibill  de  Sancta  Maria ; 
after  reciting  that  an  action  was  pending  between  the  two  parties  with 
regard  to  common  of  pasture  and  reasonable  estovers  claimed  by  the 
former  in  the  woods  of  the  latter,  the  document  states  that  Sibill  agreed  to 
give  seisin  to  William  of  the  above  by  his  sacristan  (?)  Robert  de  Querneby, 
and  that  the  parties  agreed  to  submit  to  the  Justices,  as  soon  as  they  should 
reach  Nottingham,  questions  as  to  the  amount  of  damages  suffered  by 
William.  Robert  de  Ripers  and  Robert  de  Stanford  were  sureties  for 
William,  and  the  abbot  of  Roche  and  Thomas  de  Bellew  for  Sibill  de 
Sancta  Maria.  Witnesses :  Henry  vicar  of  Roderham,  William  de 
Coddwicke  (Toddwicke  ?)  and  Paulinus  the  King's  bailiffs,  Robert  Gellaris 
(cellarius,  cellarer  ?)  of  Roche,  William  of  Roche,  Ralph  the  seneschal, 
Thomas  de  Bellew  (de  Bella  Aqua).     Notes  :  see  number  900. 

900  (176)  (1240-1)  in  the  octave  of  the  Purification  of  the  Blessed  Mary 
(February  2nd),  in  the  25th  year  of  Henry  HI,  Final  Concord  (Lat.) 
between  master  William  de  Lichfeild  parson  of  the  church  of  Rawmarsh 
(de  Rubio  (sic)  Marisco)  plaintiff  and  Adam  de  Ridwal  and  Isolda  his  wife  by 
her  attorney  Henry  de  Ridewar  (sic)  defendants,  whereby  the  latter  granted 
to  the  former  common  of  pasture  for  all  animals,  estovers  for  burning  and 
housbote  and  haybote  in  the  woods  of  Rawmarshe  by  view  of  their 
foresters.  Notes:  Isolda  was  the  daughter  of  Adam  de  Saint  Mary  and 
sister  of  Sibyll,  both  being  coheiresses  of  the  manor  of  Rawmarsh.  See 
numbers  900  and  900  (175). 

900  (175)  (1240?)  13th  century.  Covenant  (Lat.)  between  master  William  de 
Lichefeild  parson  of  the  church  of  Rawmarsh  (de  Rubio  Marisco)  plaintiff", 
and  Sibill  de  Sancta  Maria  defendant,  concerning  common  of  pasture  and 
reasonable  estovers  in  all  the  woods  of  the  same  Sibill  in  Rawmarshe,  in 
accordance  with  which  covenant  the  latter  granted  to  William,  and  his 
successors  in  the  church  of  Rawmarsh,  common  of  pasture  for  all  animals, 
and  reasonable  estovers,  for  (sic)  housbote  and  haybote  and  for  burning, 
from  the  woods  by  view  of  the  foresters  of  the  said  Sybill.  Witnesses : 
the  lord  abbot  of  Roche,  Robert  de  Haya,  Thomas  de  Bellew  (de  Bella 


Aqua)  William  de  Wydinton,  Nicholas  de  Deyvill,  William  de  Sutton, 
Robert  de  Nottingham,  Robert  de  Ruper,  William  de  London.  Notes: 
see  number,  900.  Sibill  of  Saint  Mary  was  daughter  of  Adam  of 
Saint  Mary,  and  wife  of  Jordan  de  Reneville.  Of  her  two  daughters, 
Margaret  married  Thomas  Mounteney  and  Alice,  Thomas  de  Bella  Aqua. 
In  the  "Testa  de  Neville"  she  appears  as  holding  a  third  part  of  Rawmarsh. 
See  Hunter's  "  South  Yorkshire  "  ii.  45-50.  At  the  head  of  this  present 
entry  appears  "November  1614,  Coppies  of  Certaine  deeds  made  to  the 
parsons  of  Rawmarshe  touching  there  priviledge  of  Common  and  wood  in 
the  Woods  and  Common  of  Rawmarsh  the  like  priviledges  are  granted  to 
Kilnhirst."  As  similar  documents  relating  to  Isolda  sister  of  Sybill, 
and  Sybill  herself  are  dated  1240-1  and  1239,  the  date  1216  given  at  the 
side  of  the  entry,  though  possible,  seems  rather  early.  See  numbers 
900  (176)  and  900  (177).  This  deed  seems  to  follow  900  (177),  and  to 
be  the  agreement  there  referred  to. 

900  (75)  Circa  1265.  Release  and  Quit  Claim  (Lat.)  from  Thomas,  son  of 
Hugh  Ferthinge  of  Kilnhurst,  Matilda  his  mother,  Matilda  his  sister  and 
Robert  the  latter's  husband,  to  William  son  of  Sir  William  de  Thornhill, 
of  a  toft  in  Kilnhurst  with  appurtenances,  which  Hugh  Ferthinge  bought 
of  Ralph  son  of  William  de  Kilnhurst.  Witnesses  :  Richarde  Flyncham, 
Roger  de  Berthe,  Richard  de  Brerethusyl,  Roger  de  Swynesheved. 
Notes:  see  numbers  900,  and  900  (ill),  for  Richard  de  Brerethusyl. 
Sir  William  de  Thornhill  appears  in  a  deed  circa  Henry  HI,  formerly  or 
now  in  the  possession  of  the  Wilson  family  of  Broomhead. 

900  (111)  1265  the  Feast  of  Saint  Lucia  Virgin  (December  13th).  Charter  (Lat.), 
dated  at  Wathe,  confirming  a  grant  from  Thomas  de  Ecclesfeild  to 
Robert  de  Rodys  of  an  acre  of  land  in  the  field  called  Turnshawfeild, 
three  perches  thereof  lying  between  the  lands  of  William  de  Swinton  and 
John  de  Caldelowe  and  abutting  on  Eldberne  and  Felothill,  the  fourth 
perch  lying  between  the  lands  of  Roger  Carpenter  and  William  de 
Swinton,  and  abutting  upon  Eldberne  and  Pelothill  (sic),  in  consideration 
of  a  sum  of  money  paid  down,  and  a  yearly  rent  of  a  rose.  Witnesses : 
Sir  John  de  Brampton  chaplain,  Robert  Wilgin,  William  de  Swinton, 
Thomas  de  Caldlowe,  John  Lesurays  of  Brampton,  Simon  Brune,  John 
de  Schiris  of  Methelton,  Richard  de  Brerethwisill,  Adam  de  Abde, 
Geoffrey  the  clerk.  Notes :  see  number  900,  and  also  see  C.  M. 
Watson's  "British  Weights  and  Measures."  Statute  for  measuring 
land,  prior  to  Edward  III:  "40  perches  in  length  and  4  perches  in 
breadth  make  one  acre."  The  three  perches  and  fourth  perch  above 
referred  to  were  evidently  strips  of  a  quarter  of  an  acre,  forty  perches  in 
length  and  one  perch  in  breadth. 


841  1267  the  Nativity  of  the  Blessed  Mary  (September  8th),  in  the  51st  year 

of  Henry  III.  Photograph  of  a  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Ecchsfeld, 
confirming  a  grant  from  Gilbert  Smith  (Faber)  of  Chapel  (Chapeltown)  to 
Thomas  de  Bernes  clerk  son  of  Henry  of  the  same,  for  eight  marks  of 
silver,  of  half  an  oxgang  with  a  certain  small  croft  and  all  the  appur- 
tenances in  le  Swithenis,  which  was  bought  of  Sir  Thomas  de  Furnivalle, 
as  fenced  in  on  all  sides  by  ditches  and  hedges,  lying  in  breadth  between 
le  Swithenis  and  the  aldergrove  of  Thomas  de  Bernes,  extending  in  length 
to  land  of  Henry  son  of  Thomas  de  Bernes  towards  the  west,  and  the 
Hargap  towards  the  east,  to  hold  of  the  grantor  and  his  heirs  to  the  said 
Thomas  de  Bernes  and  his  heirs  and  to  whomsoever  he  wished  to  assign 
etc  the  same,  except  to  religious  men  (clerics)  and  Jews,  in  fee  and 
inheritance,  with  all  commons,  pastures,  liberties,  easements  and  appur- 
tenances belonging  to  the  same  land,  paying  annually  to  the  grantor  and 
his  heirs  three  half-pennies  of  silver,  at  the  Assumption  of  the  blessed 
Mary,  for  all  secular  services,  suit  of  mill  and  suit  of  court  to  the  said  land 
appertaining.  Witnesses :  Sir  Robert  de  Munteney,  Sir  Ralph  de 
Ecclisalle,  Sir  Ralph  de  Wrtley,  Elias  de  Midhope,  Adam  de  Waddeslay, 
Adam  de  Bukeshertre,  William  de  Resseville,  Adam  Wood  (de  Bosco), 
Ralph  de  Actone  then  steward  to  Sir  Thomas  de  Furnivalle,  John  son  of 
Ralph  de  Bernes,  Adam  Blount  (de  Blundo),  Roger  de  Hosgerthorpe. 
Notes  :  from  the  photograph  it  appears  that  the  charter  was  engrossed 
on  vellum  and  had  no  seal  when  the  photograph  was  taken.  There  are 
two  mounted  prints  of  this  photograph  in  the  collection. 

902  (Ixxviii)  14th  century.  Portion  of  a  Charter  (Lat.),  undated,  confirming  a  grant 
from  Richard,  son  of  Hugh  le  Butteler  to  William  son  of  Ragenild  de 
Steristhorp  (Streethorpe),  of  two  oxgangs  of  land  with  appurtenances  in 
Sterysthorp  (sic),  which  William  held  from  Hugh  his  father,  together 
with  a  toft,  lying  between  the  land  of  John,  son  of  Goodefrid  and  the  land 
of  William  Wood  (de  Bosco)    .    .     .     Notes  :  see  number  902. 

902  (Ixxvii)  14th  century.  Charter  (Lat.),  undated,  confirming  a  grant  of  a  life  estate 
from  Richard  le  Butteler  of  Sandale  to  John  and  Richard  his  sons,  in  a 
tenement  with  appurtenances,  bought  from  A  vice  Wood  (de  Bosco)  in  Steris- 
thorpe  (Streethorpe),  also  in  the  site  of  the  windmill  and  half  the  windmill 
in  Sandale  with  free  ingress  and  egress,  with  all  the  appurtenances  in 
Steristhorpe,  liberties,  lordships,  and  easements  in  the  meadows  and 
pastures,  woods,  and  turbaries,  with  remainder  to  the  survivor,  in  con- 
sideration of  a  pair  of  gloves  or  Id  yearly  rent.  Witnesses  :  Alexander 
Cos,  Robert  Petipas,  Peter  of  Hamuth,  Robert  of  the  same,  Thomas  son 
of  Symon  of  Barneby,  Thomas  Hall  (de  aula)  of  the  same,  Alan  of 
Trumflet,  William  de  Franceis  of  the  same,  Adam  Bosse  of  Steristhorp, 


Hugh  de  Franceis  of  Sandale,  Geoffrey  Atchurch  (ad  ecclesiam)  of  the 
same,  Richard  Bywater  or  Atwell  (juxta  aquam).  Notes  :  see  numbers  902 
and  902  (ixxvi). 

(79)  (1304-5)  Monday  in  the  Feast  of  Saint  Peter  in  Cathedra  (February  22nd), 
in  the  33rd  year  of  Edward  I.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Raumarshe, 
confirming  a  grant  from  John  de  Wympton  and  Ahce  his  wife  to  Wilham 
de  Raumarsh  clerk,  and  Ellen  (Elena)  his  wife,  of  a  messuage  and  land 
in  Raumarshe  (sic)  inherited  on  the  death  of  John  son  of  Thomas  de 
Wetecroft,  in  consideration  of  a  yearly  rent  for  eleven  years  of  one 
rose  at  rose-time,  and  afterwards  of  ten  shillings  yearly  for  ever. 
Witnesses  :  Stephen  de  Bellew  (de  Bella  Aqua),  William  de  Wentworthe 
Woodhuses,  William  Clarell,  William  de  Mondesder,  William  de  Hestleye, 
Yvo  de  Kilnhurst.     Notes  :  see  number  900. 

(85)  (1305  ?)  Charter  (Lat.)  confirming  a  grant  from  John  de  Wimpton  and 
Alice  his  wife  to  William  son  of  Hugh  de  Raumershe  clerk,  and 
Ellen  his  wife  of  a  messuage  toft  and  croft  and  an  acre  of  land  with 
appurtenances  on  the  Oldbrekkes,  inherited  on  the  death  of  John  son 
of  Thomas  de  Wetecroft.  Witnesses :  Sir  Robert  de  Wyten  then 
rector  of  the  church  of  Raumarshe,  William  Clarell  lord  of  Aldwarke, 
Thomas  Barbot,  William  de  Mondesder,  William  de  Hestleye,  Yvo  de 
Kilnhurst,  Hugh  del  Hill  of  the  same,  William  le  Keu,  Thomas  Long  of 
Raumarshe.  Notes  :  see  numbers  900  and  900  (79).  This  is  evidently 
a  different  deed  of  feoffment,  though  the  lands  mentioned  appear  to  be  the 
same  as  900  (79)  above.  William  de  Hestley,  William  de  Mondesder,  Yvo 
de  Kilnhurst  and  William  Clarell  appear  as  witnesses  to  both  documents. 

(99)  1306  Saturday  before  the  Feast  of  the  Nativity  of  Saint  John  the  Baptist 
(June  24th),  in  the  34th  year  of  Edward  L  Letter  of  Attorney  (Lat.), 
dated  at  Southleverton,  from  Alice  relict  (sic)  of  John  de  Wimpton 
appointing  the  said  John  her  husband,  to  deliver  seisin  to  William  son  of 
Hugh  de  Raumarshe  and  Ellen  his  wife  of  a  messuage,  toft,  croft,  and  an 
acre  with  appurtenances  in  Raumarshe.  Notes  :  see  number  900, 
900  (79),  and  900  (85)  above. 

(76)  1306  Monday  after  the  Feast  of  the  Apostles  Peter  and  Paul  (June  29th). 
Release  and  Quit  Claim  (Lat.),  dated  at  Romares  (Rawmarsh),  from  John 
le  Culpe  and  Elizabeth  his  wife,  to  Hugh  son  of  John  de  Kilnhurst  and 
Margery  his  wife,  of  any  claim  for  dowry  belonging  to  the  above  Elizabeth, 
relict  of  William  de  Happlethorp,  in  a  messuage  and  oxgang  of  land  with 
appurtenances  in  Kilnhurst,  which  Hugh  and  Margaret  bought  of  the 
late  William  de  Happletorpe  (sic).     Witnesses:  Sir   Robert  parson  of 


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Raumarys  (sic),  William  son  of  Hugh  of  the  same,  William  de  Hestleye 
of  the  same,  John  Long  of  the  same,  William  Cook  (Cocus)  of  the  same, 
Peter  de  Rodis,  Yvo  de  Kilnhurst.      Notes  :  see  number  900. 

900  (87)  1309  Friday  the  morrow  of  the  Ascension  (May  8th),  Release  and 
Quit  Claim  (Lat.),  dated  at  Raumarshe,  from  Anabell  (Anabilla)  relict  of 
Thomas  de  Wetcroft  to  William  de  Routhmarshe  (sic)  and  Ellen  (Elena) 
his  wife,  of  a  third  part  of  a  messuage  and  two  tofts  and  an  acre  of  land 
with  appurtenances  in  Routhmarshe,  demised  to  William  and  Ellen  by 
John  de  Wympton  and  Alice  his  wife,  in  consideration  of  20s  paid  to 
Anabell.  Witnesses  :  Sir  Robert  de  Witen  then  rector  of  the  church  of 
Raumarshe,  William  Clarel  lord  of  Aldwarke,  Thomas  Barbot,  William 
de  Mundesder,  Ivo  de  Kilnhurst,  John  Long  of  Raumarshe,  William 
Cook  of  the  same,  Thomas  del  Halghe.  Notes :  see  numbers  900, 
900  (79)  and  900  (85). 

902  (lix)  1320  Sunday,  in  the  Feast  of  the  Apostles  Peter  and  Paul  (June  29th). 
Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Doncastre,  confirming  a  grant  from  William  de 
Barneby  of  Doncastre  to  Thomas  Hodelett,  of  an  acre  and  a  half  of  land 
with  appurtenances  in  the  fields  of  Doncastre,  in  a  place  called  Morth- 
hyme  between  lands  of  Geoffrey  de  Bramwythe  and  Reginald  de 
Messingham,  and  abutting  on  the  King's  Highway  from  Howecrosse  to 
the  hospital  of  Saint  James  and  on  land  of  Roger  Cle^•eland,  Robert 
Styrtover,  and  Hugh  de  Sandale.  Witnesses :  Sir  John  de  Doncastre 
knight,  John  de  Eland,  Reginald  de  Messyngham,  Robert  de  Clayton, 
Thomas  Frere,  William  Bramwith  (?),  William  son  of  Nigel  de  Marre, 
Richard  de  Walesby,  John  de  Elmesale,  John  de  Weston.  Notes :  see 
number  902. 

839  1322    ....    Easter   (March   27th).     Photograph  of  a  Charter    (Lat.) 

confirming  a  grant  from  Thomas  Svyft  of  Brinesford  to  John  his  son,  of 
three  acres  of  meadow  lying  together  in  the  meadow  of  Brademershe, 
between  the  meadow  of  Henry  de  Addewyk  and  Sayvilsike,  and  abutting 
on  the  grantor's  meadow  at  the  one  end  and  on  the  water  of  Roder  at  the 
other,  and  three  acres  of  arable  land  lying  in  the  fields  of  Brinsford, 
whereof  one  lay  in  the  field  of  Tunstal,  another  in  the  field  "del  Bothefeld," 
and  the  third  in  the  field  on  the  west  of  the  township,  all  of  which  acres 
the  grantee  wished  to  choose  for  himself  from  the  grantor's  lands  in  the 
aforesaid  fields,  also  the  grantor's  common  and  right  of  common  in 
Haword,  together  with  a  plot  of  his  toft,  in  which  the  grantor  then  dwelt, 
with  buildings  and  appurtenances,  containing  in  width  four  selions  of  land. 
The  plot  lay  between  the  toft  and  the  green,  and  abutted  at  the  one  end 
upon  Sroublandes  (?)  and  on  the  other  upon  the  highway.      Witnesses : 


John    de    Gotham,    Giles    Doylly,    John ,  Rayner  de   Keveton, 

John  de  Keveton,  Roger  son  of  Alan.  Notes :  from  the  photograph  it 
appears  that  the  charter  was  engrossed  on  vellum  and  had  a  pendent  seal. 
There  are  three  mounted  prints  of  this  photograph  in  the  collection. 

900  (97)  1327  Tuesday  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Martin  (Mark  ?)  the  Evangelist 
(April  25th).  Release  and  Quit  Claim  (Lat.),  dated  at  Routhmarshe 
(Rawmarsh),  from  William  de  Hestleye  son  of  William  de  Hestleye,  to 
William  clerk  son  of  Hugh  de  Routhmarsh,  of  a  toft  and  appurtenances, 
enclosed  by  a  hedge  and  ditch  in  Raumarshe,  and  of  a  selion  lying  between 
the  messuage  of  the  said  William  of  Raumarshe  and  the  common  field. 
Witnesses :  Sir  William  Clarel  knight.  Sir  John  de  Dryffilde  parson  of 
the  church  of  Raumarshe,  William  called  the  Cook,  of  the  same,  Ivo 
son  of  Hugh  del  Hill  of  Kilnhurst,  William  de  Mundesder,  Ivo  de  Routh- 
marshe clerk,  John  de  Glida  (Blida  ?  Blyth)  clerk.  Notes  :  see  number 
900. 

900  (78)  1329  on  the  Feast  of  Saint  Luke  the  Evangelist  (October  18th). 
Release  and  Quit  Claim  (Lat.),  dated  at  Kilnhurst,  from  Henry  le  Sagher 
of  Kilnhurst  to  Ivo  his  son,  of  all  the  lands  and  tenements,  tofts,  crofts, 
buildings,  and  a  halfpenny  annual  rent  acquired  by  Henry  from  Ralph  de 
Kilnhurst  for  the  term  of  his  life.  Witnesses  :  William  de  Raum(arsh), 
William  Cook,  Thomas  del  Halghe,  William  de  Hestleye,  Robert  son  of 
Yvo,  Yvo  son  of  Hugh,  Robert  Miller.     Notes  :  see  number  900. 

902  (Ixxiv)  1338  Thursday  in  Easter  week  (April  20th).  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at 
Doncastre,  confirming  a  grant  from  Hugh  son  of  Henry  le  Chapman  of 
Doncastre  to  John  de  Benteley  "  drapour,"  of  a  plot  of  land  in  the  Street 
of  the  Sepulchre  (Saint  Sepulchre  Gate),  lying  at  the  head  of  the  grange 
of  the  said  John,  between  the  lands  of  the  parties,  and  abutting  on  the 
land  of  Gilbert  de  Athwyke.  Witnesses  :  William  son  of  Henry,  Robert 
de  Bramwyth,  John  Canteley,  Roger  Wyghtman,  William  de  Loversall, 
Gilbert  de  Athwik.     Notes :  see  number  902. 

900  (92)  1339  (-40)  Wednesday  before  the  Feast  of  the  Annunciation  (March  25th). 
Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Romarshe,  confirming  a  grant  from  Richard  de 
Cressevill  parson  of  the  church  of  Raumarshe  (sic),  to  Robert  de  Grenhill 
and  Beatrice  his  wife,  of  all  the  lands  and  tenements  acquired  from  the 
said  Robert  in  Raumarshe.  Witnesses :  William  son  of  Hugh  de 
Raumarshe,  Hugh  son  of  Hugh  of  the  same,  William  son  of  William  de 
Hestleye,  John  son  of  Thomas  of  the  (del)  Halghe,  John  Gerard  of  the 
(del)  Halghe.     Notes  :  see  number  900. 


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902  (Hi)  1341  Thursday  after  the  Feast  of  the  Annunciation  of  the  Blessed 
and  (Iviii)  Mary  (March  25th).  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Doncastre,  confirm- 
ing a  grant  from  John  son  of  Laurence  de  BUda  (Blyth)  and 
Agnes  his  wife,  living  in  Doncastre,  to  William  de  Bentlay  of  Doncastre 
"  drapour,"  of  a  messuage  with  appurtenances  in  Doncastre  opposite  the 
Cross  of  Snorehill,  between  the  highroad  and  the  messuage  of  John  le 
Piper  and  abutting  on  the  messuage  of  Herbart  Stokbrygg  and  the 
road  to  the  market.  Witnesses:  Robert  de  Messingham,  William  de 
Loversall,  Robert  de  Bramwith,  Roger  Wyghteman,  Herbert  de  Stokbryg 
(sic),  Thomas  de  Chilteryn,  John  de  Arkesay.  Notes  :  see  number  902  ; 
a  duplicate  was  copied  into  the  register  on  folio  li,  there  referred  to. 

902  (xiii)  (1342)  Monday  in  the  Feast  of  Saint  Martin  in  the  Winter 
and(lxxvi)  (November  11th).  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Sandhall,  confirming  a  grant 
from  John  le  Boteler  of  Sandhall  to  Margaret  his  daughter,  of  a  messuage  and 
two  oxgangs  in  Steresthorp  (Streethorpe),  which  A  vice  Wood  (de  Bosco) 
held,  on  condition  of  digging  turves  with  one  man  for  two  days  in  Colnnes- 
more,  with  the  exception  of  seven  acres  of  land  which  Roger  Curson  then 
held  and  a  preserve  (vivarium)  alienated  by  the  above  Alice  (sic)  to  William 
de  Ketilberge,  and  saving  to  the  donor  the  moor  in  Clonnesmore  (sic)  and 
a  sheeprun  at  Herbertsmythy  at  the  head  of  the  Riddyngrawe,  and  subject 
to  a  rentcharge  of  10s  to  the  donor  for  life,  to  be  paid  in  the  soke  of 
Connesburgh,  with  remainder  to  Ludwyk  (Lewis)  his  son.  Witnesses: 
Franco  de  Berneby,  John  de  Wormeley,  John  Frere  of  Doncastre, 
Hugh  de  Elmesall,  John  son  of  Alexander  de  Sandale,  John  son  of 
John  de  Connesburgh,  John  son  of  Hugh  Clerk  of  Steristhorpe  (sic). 
Notes :  see  number  902 ;  a  duplicate  was  copied  into  the  register  at 
folio  30,  there  referred  to. 

844  1344     October  6th.      Photograph  of  a  Power  of  Attorney  (Lat.),  dated 

at  Berwick,  from  Hugh  son  of  the  late  John  Swyft  of  Brennysford  in  the 
county  of  York  and  burgess  of  the  town  of  Berwick-on-Tweed,  to  Robert 
Swyft  his  brother  to  receive  seisin  from  Henry  Swyft  his  brother,  of  all 
the  lands  which  descended  to  him  after  the  death  of  John  Swyft  his  father 
in  the  township  and  territory  of  Brennysford.  Notes  :  from  the  photo- 
graph it  appears  that  the  power  was  engrossed  on  vellum  and  that  the 
seal  was  missing  when  it  was  photographed. 

272  1347  Friday  next  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Lucia  Virgin  (l3th  December). 

Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Sheffeld,  confirming  a  grant  from  Rose,  daughter 
of  John  del  ClifT  of  Ecclessale  to  Henry  de  Tapton,  of  all  lands  and 
tenements,  with  houses,  woods,  meadows,  pastures  and  appurtenances, 
which   were   formerly  of   the    said   Jolin,   her  father,   in  the   lordship  of 


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Ecclessale.  Witnesses  :  John  Parker  of  Sheffeld,  William  Lambert  of 
the  same,  Thomas  (?)  de  Capella,  Richard  Shotar  de  Waddisley,  John  de 
Asshehirst,  Richard  Falk  of  Ecclessale.  Vellum  :  one  skin  9i  X  3,  seal 
missing. 

900  (77)  1348  Monday  after  the  Feast  of  the  Nativity  of  Saint  John  the  Baptist 
(June  24th).  Release  and  Quit  Claim  (Lat.),  dated  at  Roderham,  from 
Letitia  relict  of  William  Kinge  of  Thornsete  to  Ivo  de  Kilnhurst,  of  any 
claim  for  dowry  which  she  might  have  in  the  lands  and  tenements  of  her 
late  husband.  Witnesses :  John  del  Mapples,  Henry  le  Cresewill, 
John  de  Blyth  clerk.     Notes :  see  number  900. 

902  (xliv)  1355  September  20th,  in  the  29th  year  of  Edward  III.  Perpetual 
Lease  (Lat.),  dated  at  Eycle,  from  brother  John  Panely  prior  of  the 
Hospital  of  Saint  John  of  Jerusalem  in  England  to  William  de  Ardern 
and  Avice  his  wife,  of  two  tofts  and  two  oxgangs  of  land  in  Skarthyng 
Welle,  in  consideration  of  a  yearly  rent  of  26s  lOd  to  be  paid  to  the 
preceptor  or  warden  of  Newland  for  the  time  being,  of  doing  suit 
of  court  twice  yearly  at  Whittekyrke,  and  of  paying  a  heriot  of  26s  8d 
to  the  House  of  Newland.     Notes :    see  number  902. 

900  (83)  (1355-6)  Tuesday  before  the  Feast  of  Saint  Matthias  the  Apostle 
(February  24th),  in  the  30th  year  of  Edward  II L  Charter  (Lat.), 
dated  at  Raumarshe,  confirming  a  grant  from  William  son  of  Robert 
de  Grenhill,  then  dwelling  in  London,  to  Adam  son  of  Yvo  Clerk  of 
Raumarshe,  of  the  reversion  of  half  the  lands  and  tenements  formerly 
in  the  occupation  of  William  de  Raumarshe  in  the  village  and  fields 
of  Raumarshe,  which  Ellen  (Elena)  relict  of  William  de  Raumarshe, 
was  then  holding  for  the  term  of  her  life ;  also  of  a  third  of  a  croft 
then  held  by  Alice  relict  of  William  de  Hesleye  as  dowr^^  with  reversion 
to  the  above  Ellen  (Elena),  and  afterwards  to  the  grantor.  Witnesses : 
William  Monk  of  Roughmarsh  (sic),  William  son  of  Hugh  of  the  same. 
William  Arowsmithe  of  the  same,  and  John  Paldein  of  the  Overhaghe. 
Notes :    see  number  900. 

900  (80)  1356  April  12th,  in  the  31st  year  of  Edward  III.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated 
at  Raumarshe,  confirming  a  grant  from  Roger  de  Grenhill  to  Gilbert 
de  Wilby  rector  of  the  church  of  Raumarshe,  of  a  messuage  and  forty 
acres  with  appurtenances  in  Raumarshe,  then  lately  acquired  from 
William  de  Grenhill  son  and  heir  of  Robert  de  Grenhill,  dwelling  in 
London.  Witnesses  :  William  Monke  of  Raumarsh,  William  son  of 
Hugh  of  the  same,  Adam  son  of  Hugh  of  the  same,  William  Arousmithe 
of  the  same,  Roger  Samter  of  the  same.  Notes :  see  number  900. 
The  regnal  year  and  date  do  not  agree. 


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900  (88)  1356  Friday  in  the  Feast  of  the  Translation  of  the  Saint  Thomas  the  Martyr 
(July  3rd),  in  the  31st  year  of  Edward  III.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at 
Raumarshe,  confirming  a  grant  from  Gilbert  de  Wilbye  rector  of  the 
church  of  Raumarsh,  to  John  Morys  of  Gresbroke,  of  two  parts  of  a 
messuage  and  two  oxgangs  of  land  with  appurtenances  in  Raumarshe, 
and  the  reversion  of  the  third  part  of  the  same,  which  Alice  relict 
of  Robert  de  Greenhill  held  as  dowry,  the  whole  having  been  acquired 
from  Roger  de  Grenhill,  and  being  formerly  in  the  possession  of  William 
de  Lydington  citizen  of  York.  Witnesses :  William  Monk  of  Rau- 
marshe, Adam  son  of  Yvo  of  the  same,  William  Arousmithe,  William 
son  of  Hugh  and  Adam  son  of  Hugh  of  the  same.  Notes:  see 
number  900.     According  to  the  regnal  year  the  date  should  be  1357. 

900  (84)  1356(-7)  Thursday  before  the  Feast  of  Saint  Hilary  (January  13th). 
Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Raumarshe,  confirming  a  grant  from  Robert 
de  Grenhil  to  Robert  his  son,  of  a  messuage,  building,  and  two  oxgangs 
of  land,  with  meadows  and  appurtenances  in  Raumarshe,  then  lately 
acquired  from  William  de  Ludington.  Witnesses :  Thomas  Clarell 
knight,  Thomas  de  Reresbye  knight,  Thomas  Bacon.  Notes :  see 
number  900. 

900  (81)  (1357)  Wednesday  after  the  Feast  of  the  Annunciation  of  the  Blessed 
Mary  Virgin  (March  25th),  in  the  31st  year  of  Edward  HI.  Charter 
(Lat.),  dated  at  London,  confirming  a  grant  from  William  de  Grenhill, 
to  Roger  de  Grenhill  his  kinsman,  of  a  messuage  and  forty  acres 
with  appurtenaiices  in  Raumarshe.  Witnesses :  Robert  de  Thorp, 
Thomas  de  Lincolne,  Richard  Lacer,  Roger  de  Depham,  John  Costantine, 
John  Clerk  of  Woodstreete.     Notes  :  see  number  900. 

902  (liv)  (1358)  Sunday  before  the  Feast  of  Saint  Edmund  King  (November  20th), 
in  the  32nd  year  of  Edward  III.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Raven- 
feld,  confirming  a  grant  from  William  Bosevyll  of  Ravenfeld  to  Elyas 
Milner  of  Hoton,  of  five  rods  of  land  with  appurtenances  lying  to- 
gether in  the  east  field  of  Ravenfeld  between  lands  of  Sir  Hugh 
de  Hercy  knight,  and  lands  of  Saint  Mary,  and  abutting  on  land  of 
Richard  de  Ravenfeld  and  Wynsewroye.  Witnesses :  William  Bacon 
of  Ravenfeld,  John  Peryn  and  Richard  Caway  of  the  same,  John  Galon, 
John  Ryles,  and  Richard  Clerk  of  Frysby.  Notes :  see  numbers  902 
and  902  (xlvi). 

902  (xlvi)  (1358)  Sunday  before  the  Feast  of  Saint  Edmund  King  (November  20th), 
in  the  32nd  year  of  Edward  III.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Ravenfeld, 
confirming  a  grant  from  William  Bosvell  of  Ravenfeld  to  Elyas  Millner 


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of  Hoton,  of  five  rods  of  land  with  appurtenances  lying  together  in  the 
east  field  of  Ravenfeld  between  the  land  of  Sir  Hugh  Hercy  knight, 
and  land  of  the  Blessed  Mary,  and  abutting  on  lands  of  Richard  de 
Ravenfeld  and  Wynsywroe  (?).  Witnesses:  William  Bacon  of  Raven- 
feld, John  Peryn  and  Richard  Caway  of  the  same,  John  Galen,  John 
Ryles,  Richard  Clerk  of  Frysseby.  Notes  :  see  number  902.  This  entry 
in  the  register  is  evidently  the  same  as  number  902  (liv),  with  variant 
spellings. 

(94)  1359  Thursday  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Barnabas  the  Apostle  (June  11th). 
Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Rougmarshe  (Rawmarsh),  confirming  a  grant 
from  John  Morys  of  Morleye  to  Sir  Thomas  de  Wikersleye  rector  of 
the  church  of  Triberge,  of  a  messuage  and  two  oxgangs  with  appurten- 
ances in  Raumarshe,  acquired  from  Sir  Gilbert  de  Wilbye  rector  of 
the  church  of  Raumarshe  (sic),  and  by  him  from  Roger  de  Grenhill. 
Witnesses :  Sir  Thomas  Clarell  and  Sir  Thomas  de  Reresbye  knights, 
Simon  Lyster  of  Roderham,  Thomas  Bacon  of  Hoton,  William  Monke 
of  Raumarshe.     Notes  :  see  number  900. 

(1359)  Saturday  after  the  Feast  of  the  Decollation  of  Saint  John  the 
Baptist  (August  29th),  in  the  33rd  year  of  Edward  HI.  Indenture  of 
Mutual  Grants  (Lat.),  dated  at  Doncaster,  between  John  de  Doncastre 
and  John  de  Wakefeld  and  Juliana  his  wife,  whereby  the  former  granted 
to  the  latter  a  messuage  and  appurtenances  in  Howys  Street,  which 
Thomas  del  Peek  held  from  him,  in  exchange  for  a  messuage  in  the 
same  street  which  Nigel  de  Warmesworth  held  from  John  and  Juliana  and 
twenty  marks,  both  parties  giving  to  each  other  a  warranty  and  promising 
reseisin  of  their  original  properties  in  certain  contingencies.  Witnesses : 
John  Frere,  John  de  Barneburgh,  Adam  de  Thornton,  William  Wodekirk, 
John  de  Staynford,  Adam  Forester,  William  Knyght.  Notes:  see 
number  902.  This  indenture  appears  twice  in  the  register  there  referred 
to.  Howe  or  Hawe  Cross  seems  to  be  Hall  Cross,  and  Howys  Strete 
might  be  Hall  Gate. 

(9)  (1359)  Wednesday  before  the  Feast  of  Saint  Andreas  the  Apostle 
(November  30th).  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Raumarshe,  confirming  a 
grant  from  Thomas  de  Wykersle  rector  of  the  church  of  Triberge  to 
John  Morys  of  Gresbroke,  of  two  parts  of  a  messuage  and  two  oxgangs 
with  appurtenances  in  Rawmarshe,  and  the  reversion  of  the  third  part 
of  the  same,  which  Alice,  relict  of  Robert  de  Greenhill  held  as  dowry, 
the  whole  having  formerly  been  in  the  possession  of  William  de 
Lydington  citizen  of  York.    Witnesses :    William  Monke  of  Raumarshe, 


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Adam  son  of  Yvo  of  the  same,  William  Arousmythe  of  the  same, 
William  son  of  Hugh  of  the  same,  Adam  Hughson  of  the  same. 
Notes:  see  numbers  900  and  900  (88). 

902  (Iv)  (1359-60)  Sunday  after  the  Feast  of  the  Purification  of  the  Blessed 
Mary  N'irgin  (February  2nd),  in  the  34th  year  of  Edward  III.  Fragment 
of  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Doncastre,  confirming  a  grant  from  John 
Saundre  to  John  de  Wakefeld  of  a  croft  with  appurtenances.  Witnesses : 
John  Frere,  William  Woddekoke,  Adam  Forester,  Robert  Russell, 
William  de  Bentelaye,  William  Knyghte,  Robert  Chapman.  Notes: 
see  number  902. 

902  (Ivi)  (1359-60)  Sunday  after  the  Feast  of  the  Purification  of  the  Blessed 
Virgin  Mary  (February  2nd),  in  the  34th  year  of  Edward  III.  Charter 
(Lat.),  dated  at  Doncastre,  confirming  a  grant  from  John  Saunder  of 
Doncastre  to  John  de  Wakefeld,  of  a  croft  with  appurtenances  in  Don- 
castre lying  on  the  green  marsh,  between  the  croft  of  the  late  Constance 
Chaloner  and  the  green  marsh,  and  abutting  on  the  marsh  and  the  bank  of 
the  river  Don,  acquired  from  Richard  brother  of  William  de  Burton  of 
Doncastre.  Witnesses:  John  Frere,  William  Woddekok,  Adam  Forester, 
Robert  Russell,  William  Bentelaye,  William  Knyght,  William  Chapman. 
Notes  :  see  number  902. 

902  (i)  136l(-2)   Sunday  before  the   Feast  of  Saint  Wilfrid    (February    10th). 

Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Ravenfeld,  confirming  a  grant  from  Hugh 
Bacon  of  Ravenfeld  and  Agnes,  late  wife  of  William  Bosevyll  of  the 
same,  to  Richard  de  Ravenfeld,  of  an  acre  in  the  east  field  of  Ravenfeld 
lying  in  the  Crokedlandes  between  the  lands  of  John  de  Connesburgh 
and  Robert  Miller.  Witnesses  :  John  de  Connesburgh,  William  Bacon, 
John  Alen,  Robert  Miller,  Thomas  Bacon.     Notes  :   see  number  902. 

902  (Ixxv)  (1362)  Tuesday  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Dionysius  (October  9th),  in  the 
36th  year  of  Edward  III.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Doncastre,  confirm- 
ing a  grant  from  John  de  Wakefeld  of  Doncastre  and  Juliana  (Gillian)  his 
wife,  to  William  de  Hexthor  chaplain,  and  Hugh  Benteley  of  Doncastre, 
of  a  message  with  appurtenances  in  the  street  of  Howys  (Hawe  or 
Hall — Hallgate  ?)  in  Doncastre,  acquired  from  John  de  Doncastre,  and 
lying  between  the  tenement  of  John  atte  Welle  and  the  land  formerly  in 
the  tenure  of  Thomas  de  Barneburghe.  Witnesses :  John  Tykhyll, 
William  Woddecoke,  John  de  Stayneford,  Robert  Fulhill,  Richard 
de  Skauceby,  John  de  Hoton,  William  de  Bentley.  Notes :  see 
number  902. 


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900  (91)  1368(-9)  the  Feast  of  Saint  Wilfrid  Archbishop  and  Confessor  (February 
10th).  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Rawmarshe,  confirming  a  grant  from 
John  son  of  Thomas  de  Morleye  of  Nederhaghe,  to  Richard  son  of  John 
Morys  of  Moreleye,  of  a  messuage  and  two  oxgangs  with  appurtenances 
in  Romarshe  then  lately  acquired  from  the  said  Richard.  Witnesses  : 
Adam  Yveson,  William  Hughson,  John  de  Bramley.  Notes :  see  number 
900. 

900  (86)  1369  Friday  in  the  Feast  of  Saint  Bartholomew  the  Apostle  (August  24th). 
Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Raumarshe,  confirming  a  grant  from  .... 
of  Adam  (Ade)  Yvseson  to  Sir  Gilbert  rector  of  the  church  of  Raumarshe 
and  William  Chepe  of  Roderham,  of  his  lands  and  tenements  with 
appurtenances  in  Raumarshe,  acquired  from  William  de  Greenhill. 
Witnesses :  John  de  Momforde,  William  Monks,  Roger  Redtomyn 
(Redcomyn?),  John  de  Bramleye,  and  William  son  of  Hugh.  Notes  :  see 
number  900.  The  copyist  seems  to  have  omitted  a  name  before  Adam 
Yveson. 

900  (95)  (1369)  Tuesday  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Bartholomew  the  Apostle 
(August  24th),  in  the  43rd  year  of  Edward  III.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at 
Raumarshe,  confirming  a  grant  from  Richard  Moris  to  Sir  Gilbert  rector 
of  the  church  of  Raumarshe  and  John  de  Morleye  of  the  Netherhalghe,  of 
all  the  lands  and  tenements  in  Raumarshe  inherited  by  the  grantor  after 
the  death  of  John  his  father.  Witnesses :  William  Monke,  Adam 
Yveson,  Roger  Redcomyn,  John  de  Bramleye,  William  son  of  Hugh. 
Notes  :  see  number  900. 

902  (Ixi)  (1374)  Sunday  before  the  Feast  of  the  Invention  of  the  Holy  Cross  (May 
3rd),  in  the  48th  year  of  Edward  III.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Mikil- 
bryng,  confirming  a  grant  from  John  Grubbe  of  the  parish  of  Ecclesfelde 
and  Isabella  his  wife  to  John  Chapman  of  Mikilbryng  and  Elizote  his 
wife,  of  their  share  of  a  toft  with  appurtenances  in  Mikilbryng,  lying 
between  the  toft  of  John  son  of  John  Cressy  and  the  toft  of  Alice 
Brewster.  Witnesses :  William  Cressy,  Walter  Bolyngton,  William 
son  of  John  de  Mikilbryng,  John  Marchall,  John  Claye,  Stephen  Clifton, 
John  White.     Notes  :  see  number  902. 

902  (Ixxii)  1374(-5)  January  10th.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Doncastre,  confirming 
a  grant  from  Dionisia  (Denyse  or  Dyot),  widow  of  Roger  Wyghtman  of 
Doncastre,  to  William  son  of  John  de  Wakefeld  and  Henry  his  brother, 
of  two  acres  with  appurtenances  in  Doncastre,  lying  between  the  lands  of 
Thomas  Cartwryght  and  Robert  Swalohill,  and  abutting  upon  the 
Potorowcare    (sic)    and    on    Tenesgate     (or    Tevesgate)     next    to    the 


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Lenedebalke  (Levedebalke).  Witnesses :  Richard  Lewer,  Robert  de 
Eland,  Robert  Wodcoke,  Nicholas  de  Brain \vy the,  William  Turkays, 
Adam  de  Bramley.     Notes :  see  number  902. 

273  (1374-5)  January  20th,  in  the  48th  year  of  Edward  III.  Charter  (Lat.), 
dated  at  ShefFeld,  confirming  a  grant  from  Roger  de  Tapton  of  Ecclissale 
to  Joan  his  daughter,  of  a  messuage  with  outbuilding  in  Ecclissale,  with 
all  his  lands  and  tenements  lying  in  length  and  width  within  Bryndecliff 
and  Helaywater,  which  he  inherited  after  the  decease  of  his  father  and 
mother.  Witnesses:  Thomas  Shoter,  William  Gonnour,  John  Mounteney 
junior,  Richard  Falke,  John  del  Asshehirst,  John  de  Copley,  Robert  Alan. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  12x4,  seal  missing. 

274  (1374-5)  January  29th,  in  the  49th  year  of  Edward  III.  Grant  of  Life 
Estate  (Lat.),  dated  at  Sheffeld,  from  Johanna  daughter  and  heiress  of 
Roger  de  Tapton  to  Roger  de  Tapton  of  Ecclisale,  in  a  messuage  in 
Ecclissale  (sic)  and  in  all  her  lands  and  tenements  in  Bryndecliff  and 
Helay  Water,  which  she  had  of  the  gift  of  Roger  de  Tapton  her  father. 
Witnesses :  Thomas  Shoter,  William  Gonnour,  John  Mounteney  junior. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  12X4i,  seal  missing. 

902  (Ixxiii)  (1375)  the  Feast  of  Saint  Mark  the  Evangelist  (April  25th),  in  the  49th 
year  of  Edward  III.  Letter  of  Attorney  (Lat.),  dated  at  Doncastre 
from  Dionisia  (Denyse  or  Dyot),  widow  of  Roger  Wyghteman  of  Don- 
castre, appointing  William  Pynchon  of  Doncastre  to  deliver  seisin  to 
William  son  of  John  de  Wakefeld  and  Henry  his  brother,  in  two  acres 
of  land  in  Doncastre  with  appurtenances.  Notes :  see  numbers  902  and 
902  (Ixxii). 

902  (xliii)  (1380)  May  14th.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Bernyngham,  confirming  a 
grant  from  William  Vyncent  of  Bermygham  (sic)  to  John  Lacon  of  Berse- 
furth.  Sir  William  Berton  rector  of  the  church  of  Bernyngham,  and 
Thomas  de  Thorp  chaplain  of  Bernyngham,  of  all  his  lands  in  Bernyng- 
ham and  Scetheby.  Witnesses :  William  de  Bernyngham,  John  de  la 
Grene,  William  de  la  Ghilles.  Notes  :  see  number  902.  In  the  margin 
is  written  "  Barnyngham," 

900  (96)  1380  Monday  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Katerine  the  Virgin  (November  25th). 
Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Raumarshe,  confirming  a  grant  from  Richard 
Morys  of  Morleye  to  John  de  Momforde,  of  a  messuage  and  two  oxgangs 
of  land  with  appurtenances  in  Raumarshe,  lying  between  the  land  of  John 
de  Anisley  knight  and  land  formerly  of  William  de  Hestleye,  acquired 
from  Sir  Gilbert  rector  of  the  church  of  Raumarshe  and  John  de  Moreleye 


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of  the  Netherhalghe.  Witnesses:  William  Monke  of  Raumarshe,  William 
Hudson,  Roger  Redcomyn,  Thomas  Dilsye,  Thomas  del  London,  all  of 
the  same.     Notes  :  see  number  900. 

(1383)  Thursday  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Michael  the  Archangel  (Sep- 
tember 29th),  in  the  7th  year  of  Richard  II.  Release  and  Quit  Claim 
(Lat.),  dated  at  Rawmarshe,  from  Adam  Iveson  of  Rawmarshe  to  John 
Momforthe  of  Kilnhurst,  of  a  messauge,  toft  and  croft,  and  half  an  acre  of 
land  in  Rawmarshe,  formerly  in  the  possession  of  William  de  Rawmarshe. 
Witnesses  :  Thomas  de  Rerisbye  knight,  Gilbert  rector  of  the  church  of 
Rawmarshe,  Gilbert  the  rector's  kinsman,  William  de  Hawton  chaplain, 
William  Monke.     Notes  :  see  number  900. 

900  (93)  1383  Saturday  before  the  Feast  of  Saint  Michael  the  Archangel  (September 
29th),  in  the  7th  year  of  Richard  II.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Raumarshe, 
confirming  a  grant  of  a  life  estate  from  William  Hudson  of  Raumarshe, 
to  John  son  of  Adam  Yveson,  in  a  messuage,  toft  and  croft,  with  half  an 
acre  and  appurtenances  formerly  belonging  to  Adam  Yveson.  Witnesses: 
Thomas  de  Reresbye  chivaler,  William  de  Wentworth  of  Hoton,  John 
Wawasur  of  Dennigbye,  Gilbert  rector  of  the  church  of  Raumarshe, 
William  Monke.     Notes  :  see  number  900. 

900  (82)  1383  Sunday  before  the  Feast  of  Saint  Michael  the  Archangel  (September 
29th).  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Raumarshe,  confirming  a  grant  from  John 
son  of  Adam  Yveson  to  John  Momforthe  of  Kilnhurst,  of  a  messauge,  toft, 
croft,  and  half  an  acre  of  land  with  appurtenances,  the  former  lying  between 
the  highway  to  the  greene,  and  the  common  field  of  Raumarshe;  and 
abutting  on  the  croft  of  Sir  John  de  Hanesley,  and  the  half -acre  lying  upon 
the  Holdbreckes.  Witnesses:  Thomas  de  Reresbye  chivaler,  Thomas 
de  Wintwort  of  Hoton,  Gilbert  rector  of  the  church  of  Raumarshe,  Henry 
le  Westbye,  John  Wawasur  of  Denugbye,  Gilbert  atte  Welle  chaplain, 
William  Monke  of  Raumarshe.     Notes :  see  number  900, 

902  (xxxvi)  (1384)  Friday  in  the  Feast  of  the  Translation  of  Saint  Thomas  the  Martyr 
(July  7th),  in  the  8th  year  of  Richard  II.  Charter  (Lat.)  confirming  a 
grant  from  Walter  de  Bolyngton  of  Braithwell  and  Alice  his  wife  to 
Thomas  Gymlyng  of  Maltby  and  Agnes  his  wife,  of  a  toft  with  buildings, 
a  croft  and  fifteen  acres.  These  lands  lay  scattered  in  the  fields  of 
Braithwell  and  their  position  is  minutely  described,  the  names  of  the 
owners  of  the  adjoining  strips  being  given.  Personal  Names :  William 
Cressy,  William  Waite,  William  Oldeman,  William  son  of  Nicholas 
Tumour  of  Mikilbryng,  Thomas  de  Shefeld,  John  Bayne,  William  de 
Cownalle,  John  son  of  Robert  de  Clyfton,  Adam  de  Balne,  William  de 


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More,  John  de  Steresthorp,  the  prior  of  Lewes,  John  de  Burgh.  Place 
Names:  Mikilfeld,  Littilfeld,  Sandegrenes,  Thuatys.  Witnesses: 
William  Nelleson  of  Braithwell,  John  Cartwryght  of  the  same, 
Richard  Roose,  Robert  Wembster,  Henry  of  Hallomshire,  John  Smith 
of  the  same,  Ralph  Forester  of  Edlyngton,  William  Emmotson 
of  Maltby,  Richard  Jakes  of  the  same.  Notes :  see  number  902. 
This  charter  appears  on  the  second  of  the  two  folios  numbered  38  in  the 
register  there  referred  to. 

900  (98)  (1391)  the  Feast  of  the  Invention  of  the  Holy  Cross  (May  3rd),  in  the  14th 
year  of  Richard  H.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Raumarshe,  confirming  a 
grant  from  Gilbert  Attewell  and  William  Smythe  chaplain,  to  John 
Momforde  of  all  their  lands  acquired  from   the  said  John  Momforde  in 

Rawmarshe.      Witnesses  :    William Thomas  Heleye,  John 

Potter,  Thomas  Attelonnd,  John  Attepors  (Atte  pons  ?).  Notes  :  see 
number  900.  Robert  Attebrigg  appears  as  a  witness  in  this  year,  see 
number  900  (lOO). 

900  (100)  1391  the  Feast  of  the  Assumption  of  the  Blessed  Mary  Virgin  (August 
15th).  Grant  (Lat.),  dated  at  Raumarshe,  of  a  life  estate  from  John 
Momforthe  of  Kilnhurst  to  Thomas  his  son,  in  a  messuage  in  Ramarshe  (sic) 
and  two  oxgangs  with  the  wood  growing  upon  them,  acquired  from 
Richard  Morys.  Witnesses :  William  Monk,  Robert  Attebrigg,  Thomas 
Hesleye.     Notes:  see  number  900. 

902  (Ixiii)  1391  Wednesday  in  the  Feast  of  Saint  Nicholas  (December  6th),  in  the 
15th  year  of  Richard  IL  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Mikilbryng,  confirming 
a  grant  from  John  Cressy  of  Braithwell  then  living  in  Wathe,  to  John 
Chapman  of  Mikilbryng,  of  one  messuage  and  a  croft  of  four  butts,  lying 
between  the  messauge  of  John  del  Clay  and  the  land  of  William  de  More, 
and  abutting  on  the  highroad  through  the  village  and  a  certain  head  butt 
called  Cressewell  Heddeland.  Witnesses :  Thomas  de  Shefeld  of  Braith- 
well, William  Nelleson,  Henry  Grene,  Richard  Royes  and  Robert  Webster 
of  the  same,  John  Claye  of  Mikilbryng,  William  del  More,  and  John 
Marchalle  of  the  same.     Notes :  see  number  902. 

842  (1392-3)    Thursday  next  after  the  feast  of  Saint  Edward  King  (March 

18th),  in  the  16th  year  of  Richard  H.  Photograph  of  a  Release  and 
Quit  Claim  (Lat.),  dated  at  Ecclesfeld,  by  John  Sewale  and  John  son  of 
Thomas  Scot  of  Ecclesfeld,  to  Nicholas  de  Alastre  and  Emma  his  wife 
and  Margaret  de  Mapples,  of  all  their  right  and  claim  in  all  the  lands  and 
tenements,  meadows,  feedings,  woods  and  pastures  in  Burley  and  Eccles- 
feld, of  which  John  de  Leeston,  kinsman  to  the  said  Emma  and  Margaret 


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his  heirs,  died  seised.  Witnesses  :  Thomas  de  Nevylle  chivaler,  Lord  de 
Furnyvalle,  John  de  Mounteney  chivaler,  John  de  Gayteford,  Hugh  de 
Cressy,  John  Housley,  Nicholas  de  Mortumley,  Richard  Ingram.  Notes: 
from  the  photograph  it  appears  that  the  charter  was  engrossed  on  vellum 
and  had  no  seal  when  the  photograph  was  taken. 

902  (xlii)  (1392)  Friday  in  the  Feast  of  Pentecost  (May  21st),  in  the  19th  year  of 
Richard  II.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Braithwell,  confirming  a  grant 
from  William  Brampton  of  Braithwell,  to  Sir  Hugh  vicar  of  Braithwell, 
of  a  messuage  and  eight  acres  in  Braithwell,  of  which  the  messuage  lay 
between  those  of  William  Waite  and  John  Aleyn,  and  abutted  on  the 
grazing  ground  (forarium)  formerly  belonging  to  Roger  Kylnhirste  and 
upon  the  highway,  and  the  acres  lay  scattered  in  the  fields  of  Braithwell ; 
both  properties  having  descended  to  the  grantor  from  his  father  William 
Brampton.  Witnesses:  Thomas  de  Shefeld  of  Braithwell,  William 
Cressy,  William  Gymlyn,  Richard  Roise,  Robert  Webster,  all  of  the 
same.     Notes :  see  number  902. 

902  (xxxiv)  1392  Monday  in  the  Feast  of  the  Apostles  Symon  and  Jude  (October 
28th).  Charter  (Lat.)  confirming  a  grant  from  John  Pacy  of  Braithwell 
and  Isabell  his  wife  to  John  Chapman  of  Mikilbryng,  of  an  acre  of  land 
with  appurtenances  in  the  Little  Field  of  Braithwell  lying  between  the 
lands  of  John  de  Helay  of  Clifton  and  land  formerly  in  the  occupation  of 
Henry  Barnefathir  of  the  same,  and  abutting  on  a  head-butt  of  William 
Cressy  and  a  wood  of  the  lord  Duke  of  York.  Witnesses:  William  Cressy 
of  Braithwell,  William  Gymblyn  of  the  same,  John  Claye  of  Mikilbryng, 
William  Nelson,  Richard  Rose.     Notes:  see  number  902. 

902  (vi)  (1395)  within  three  weeks  of  Easter  (April  11th),  in  the  18th  year  of 
Richard  II.  Final  Concord  (Lat.)  between  John  Markham,  William 
deGascoigne,  and  William  Woderove,  plaintiffs,  and  William  de  Sandeby 
and  John  Tee  and  Melio  .  .  Notes :  see  number  902.  The  copy  of  the 
deed  is  unfinished  and  the  following  explanation  is  given  in  the  margin  : — 
vacat  hie  quia  antea  in  vi'°  folio  libri.     Marked  Ravenfeld  at  the  side. 

902  (xlv)  1395  July  12th,  in  the  18th  year  of  Richard  II.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at 
Pykburne,  confirming  a  grant  from  John  Onston  of  Pykburne  to  Thomas 
Chambreleyn  his  kinsman,  of  a  messuage  with  appurtenances  in  the  town 
of  Doncastre,  lying  between  the  messuage  then  late  in  the  tenure  of  Nicholas 
de  Bramwith  and  the  messuage  of  the  said  John,  and  abutting  on  Hawegate 
and  the  garden  of  Robert  Pykeburn,  with  two  acres  of  land  in  the  fields 
of  Doncastre,  lying  between  the  lands  formerly  in  the  tenure  of  Thomas  del 
Bedde  and  of  William  de  Dalby  (Balby  ?),  and  abutting  on  the  common 


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road  leading  from  the  Cross  to  the  church  of  Saint  James  and  the  land  of 
Richard  le  Warre  ;  also  a  messuage  and  four  acres  in  the  town  and  fields 
of  Doncastre  and  Whetelay,  the  messuage  lying  in  Hawegate  between  the 
messuages  of  the  heirs  of  John  Hussher,  and  of  the  grantor,  and  abutting 
on  the  land  of  Hugh  de  Wombewell  and  the  highway,  one  and  half  acres 
lying  at  Claierpittes,  between  the  lands  of  William  Woddek  and  Thomas 
Cote,  another  acre  on  Brakynhill,  between  the  lands  of  the  lord  of  Whetelay 
and  abutting  on  lands  of  Robert  de  Morton  and  William  Steynforth, 
another  acre  and  a  half  lying  in  Longnewton  between  lands  of  the  heirs 
of  John  Frere  and  land  late  in  the  tenure  of  William  Lokesymth  and 
abutting  on  the  road  to  Hatefeld  and  the  More.  Witnesses :  W^illiam 
Barbour,  Richard  Asshe,  John  Eland,  William  Aston,  Thomas  Phislak 
(Fishlake  ?).     Notes:  see  number  902. 

902  (xxxix)  (1397)  Sunday  before  the  Feast  of  Saint  Margaret  (September  2nd),  in 
the  21st  year  of  Richard  II.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Braithweil, 
confirming  a  grant  from  John  Pacy  of  Braithweil  and  Isabell  his  wife  to 
Richard  Sponer  of  Mikilbryng  and  Joan  his  wife,  of  an  acre  and  a  half  of 
land  in  the  fields  of  Braithweil,  the  acre  lying  upon  Cliffestyghe  between 
land  of  William  de  Mora  and  land  of  Henry  Barnfadre  and  abutting  on 
the  land  of  the  abbot  of  Roche,  and  a  road  called  Cliffestyghe  leading 
from  a  plot  called  Houvellcrofte  to  a  plot  called  the  Marsshe,  and  the  half 
acre  lying  between  the  lands  of  Henry  Birley  and  abutting  on  land  of 
the  abbot  of  Roche  at  Cliffestygh  and  on  a  road  called  Brodegate  leading 
from  Braithweil  to  the  Moor.  Witnesses :  Thomas  Shefeld  of  Braithweil, 
William  Cressy  of  the  same,  William  Gilmyn  of  the  same,  John  Clay  of 
Mikilbryng,  William  Moore  of  the  same.  Notes :  see  number  902. 
For  William  de  Mora  see  William  de  le  More,  William  de  More, 
William  Moore,  in  index. 

902  (xi)  (1397)  Monday  before  the  Feast  of  Saints  Simon  and  Jude  (October  28th), 
in  the  31st  (sic)  year  of  Richard  II.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Pykburn, 
confirming  a  grant  from  John  Oton  of  Pykburne  (sic)  to  John  Donnyng 
of  Hathwyk,  John  Warde  of  Bentelay  and  Adam  Fouler  of  Erkesey,  of 
all  his  lands  and  tenements  in  Benteley  and  Arkesly  (sic),  which  he 
acquired  from  Thomas  Chaumbrelay,  his  kinsman.  Witnesses:  John 
Gamell,  Robert  de  Moore,  Robert  WMlson.  Notes :  see  number  902. 
Apparently  21  Richard  II  is  meant.  The  deed  is  marked  Steristhorpe 
in  the  margin. 

902  (xii)  (1397)  Wednesday  before  the  Feast  of  Saints  Simon  and  Jude  (October 
28th),  in  the  21st  year  of  Richard  II.  Letter  of  Attorney  (Lat.),  dated 
at   Pykborn,   from  John   Onton   of    Pykeburne   (sic)    appointing    Robert 


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Wilson  of  Pykburn  (sic)  to  deliver  seisin  to  John  Donnhyng  of  Hath- 
wike,  John  Warde  of  Bentelay  and  Adam  Fouler  of  Erkesey  of  lands  etc. 
Notes :  see  numbers  902  and  902  (xi).  This  deed  is  marked  Steristhorp 
in  the  margin. 

902  (xl)  (1398)  the  Feast  of  the  Invention  of  the  Holy  Cross  (May  3rd),  in  the  21st 
year  of  Richard  II.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  Braithewell,  confirming  a 
grant  from  Sir  Hugh  vicar  of  Braithwell,  to  John  de  Tuxeford,  of  a 
messuage  and  eight  acres  with  appurtenances  in  Braithwell,  of  which  the 
messuage  lay  between  the  messuages  of  William  Wayte  and  John  Alan, 
and  abutted  upon  the  grazing  ground  (forarium)  formerly  belonging  to 
Roger  de  Kylnehirst,  and  the  King's  Highway  through  Braithwell;  and 
the  eight  acres  were  scattered  in  the  fields  of  Braithwell.  Witnesses  : 
Thomas  Shefeld,  William  Cressy,  WilHam  Gilmyn,  William  Nelson, 
Robert  Webster,  all  of  Braithwell.     Notes  :  see  number  902. 

902  (Ixiv)  Late  14th  or  early  15th  century.  Portion  of  a  Charter  (Lat.)  confirming 
a  grant  from  Robert  son  of  John  son  of  Nigell  junior  of  Braithwell, 
chaplain,  to  Sir  Hugh  del  Grene  perpetual  vicar  of  the  church  of  Braith- 
well, of  six  acres  with  appurtenances  in  the  field  of  Braithewell  (sic)  and 
Mikilbryng  ;  one  acre  lying  in  the  great  field  in  the  marsh,  between  the 
lands  of  Joseph  de  Mikilbryng  and  Peter  Tapitts,  another  acre  in  the 
Mideldole  in  the  same  field  lying  between  the  lands  of  the  aforesaid  Elias 
(?)  and  of  John  Cartewryghte  and  Elias  Bargayn  and  extending  from  the 
ditch  of  Mikilbryng  to  the  Hawe,  another  half  acre  in  the  little  field, 
called  the  Wrangelands,  between  lands  of  the  lord  prior  of  Lewes  and  of 
Robert  (the  grantor),  at  the  head  of  the  village  of  Mikilbryng,  another  half 
acre  at  Shire-eshes  in  the  same  field  between  the  lands  of  Robert  (the 
grantor)  and  William  Pygon,  another  acre  at  Brakhawe,  and  half  an  acre 
at  the  Sandgrenes  between  the  lands  of  the  grantor  and  the  abbot  of  Roche; 
in  exchange  for  a  toft  and  croft  in  Braithwell.      Notes :  see  number  900. 

902  (iii)  Early  15th  century.  Release  and  Quit  Claim  (Lat.)  from  Richard 
Bacon  of  Ravenfeld  chaplain  to  Sir  Robert  de  Saundby,  of  a  toft  in 
Ravenfeld  with  buildings  and  land,  which  Robert  de  Hersyne  formerly 
held  of  the  above  Richard  as  of  the  fee  of  Sir  Robert  de  Sandby  (sic),  in 
consideration  of  half  a  mark  paid  by  Sir  Robert.  Witnesses :  Ralph  de 
Feld,  Ralph  de  Normanvill,  William  de  Byrton,  Henry  de  Tyneslewe, 
Hugh  de  Halton,  Robert  Molle  of  Hoton,  Michael  de  Warmesford,  John 
Belle  of  the  same.     Notes :  see  number  902. 

902  (xvii)  Early  15th  century.  Portion  of  a  Charter  (Lat.)  confirming  a  grant 
from  Alice  widow  of  Thomas  Goldesmyth  of  Rotherham  to  William  Yole 
of  Thrybarghe  and  Joan  his  wife  of  a  messuage  lately  belonging  to  her 


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husband  Thomas  Goldesmyth  "  in  vico  rivoH  de  Rotherham  "  between  a 
tenement  of  the  Guild  of  the  Holy  Cross  and  a  tenement  of  Robert  Wyker, 
and  abutting  on  the  high  road  and  a  barn  of  Robert  Bolhome,  which 
messuage  was  acquired  from  Robert  de  Addewyke  and  Agnes  his  wife  by 

a  charter  of  feoffment  in  fee  farm Notes  :    see  numbers 

902  and  902  (xiv). 

902  (Ixxi)  (1400-1440)  Portion  of  a  Charter  (Lat.)  confirming  a  grant  from  John 
Clay  of  Braithwell  and  William  Clay  of  the  same,  to  John  Vyncent 
and  Agnes  his  wife,  of  a  messuage  and  garden  in  Mikilbryng  and  eighteen 
acres  scattered  through  the  fields  of  Braithewell  (sic),  then  lately  acquired 
from  William  Marchall  late  of  Mikilbryng.      Notes :  see  number  902. 

902  (Ixvi)  1401  Wednesday  in  the  Feast  of  Saint  Andrew  the  Apostle  (November 
30th),  in  the  3rd  year  of  Henry  IV.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Mikilbryng, 
from  Elizote  widow  of  William  Chappman  of  Mikilbryng,  to  Sir  Hugh  de 
Grene  perpetual  vicar  of  the  parish  of  Braithwell  and  Sir  Henry  Daye  of 
the  same,  chaplain,  of  a  toft  and  building  in  Mikilbryng,  situate  between 
the  toft  of  John  Chappman,  the  grantor's  then  husband,  and  the  toft  of 
Robert  Angher,  called  Crompeyerd.  Witnesses:  William  Nelson  of 
Braithwell,  William  Gilmyn,  John  Daye  of  the  same,  John  Claye  of 
Mikilbryng,  and  John  Marchall  of  the  same.     Notes :  see  number  902. 

902  (Ix)  1401  Wednesday  in  the  Feast  of  Saint  Thomas  the  Apostle  (December 
21st),  in  the  3rd  year  of  Henry  IV.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Mikilbryng, 
confirming  a  grant  from  Hugh  de  Grene  perpetual  vicar  of  the  parish 
church  of  Braithewell,  and  Henry  Daye  of  the  same,  chaplain,  to  Elizote 
formerly  wife  of  John  Chappeman  of  Mikilbryng,  for  the  term  of  her  life,  of 
all  their  lands  with  appurtenances  in  the  town  and  fields  of  Braithwell  (sic), 
which  they  received  by  feoffment  from  John  Chapman  (sic)  and  the  said 
Elizot  (sic),  with  remainder  to  Joan  Sponer  daughter  of  John  and  Elizote 
Chapman.  Witnesses :  Thomas  de  Shefeld  of  Braithewell,  William 
Gymlyng  of  the  same,  William  de  More  of  Mikilbryng,  John  Claye  of  the 
same,  John  Marchall  of  the  same.      Notes :  see  number  902. 

900(101)  (1410-11)  the  Feast  of  Saint  Marcellus  Pope  (January  J  6th),  in  the 
12th  year  of  Henry  IV.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Rawmarshe,  confirming 
a  grant  from  Thomas  Momforde  of  Kilnhurst  to  Sir  Gilbert  rector  of 
Rawmarshe  and  Sir  Richard  Beete  chaplain,  of  all  his  lands  and  rents 
with  appurtenances  in  Rawmarshe,  Loversall,  Roderham,  and  Kimber- 
worthe.  Witnesses :  John  Potter  of  Ramarshe  (sic),  William  Kinge, 
Thomas  Repas  of  Loversall,  Robert  Oxonford,  William  Wolhous,  John 
Wrabye  of  Roderham,  Robert  Dobson  of  Kimberworthe,  Notes :  see 
number  900. 


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900  (102)  (1410-11)  Thursday  after  the  Feast  of  the  Purification  of  the  Blessed 
Mary  Virgin  (February  2nd),  in  the  12th  year  of  Henry  IV.  Deed  of 
Covenant  (Lat.),  dated  at  Serelbye,  between  Thomas  Clarell  on  the  one 
part  and  Lady  Joan  relict  of  John  de  Serelbye,  and  William  Rygmaden, 
on  the  other,  to  create  a  marriage  settlement  on  the  marriage  between 
John  Mountforthe  kinsman  of  Thomas  Clarell,  and  Elisabeth  daughter  of 
Nicholas  de  Serelbye,  with  conveyance  of  lands  in  Rawmarshe,  Loversall, 
Roderham  and  Kimberworthe  from  John  Mountforthe  to  two  chaplains, 
and  thence  to  himself  and  his  wife  Elizabeth,  and  with  mutual  covenants 
between  the  parties.     Notes  :  see  number  900. 

902  (Ixii)  (1414)  the  Feast  of  Saint  Michael  the  Archangel  (September  29th),  in  the 
2nd  year  of  Henry  VI.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Braithwell,  confirming 
a  grant  from  Hugh  rector  of  the  parish  church  of  Sandall  near  Doncas- 
tre,  to  Hugh  vicar  of  the  parish  church  of  Braithwell  and  William  Nelson 
of  the  same,  of  a  messuage  in  Braithwell  lying  between  the  messuages  of 
Nicholas  Tailiour  and  John  Smythe,  and  abutting  on  the  road  and  a  head- 
land of  John  Arton,  and  eight  acres  scattered  in  the  fields  of  Braithwell. 
Witnesses:  William  Gilmyn  of  Braithwell,  Nicholas  Arton,  Robert 
Hyngram,  and  John  Alayn  of  the  same,  John  More  of  Mikilbryng. 
Notes  :  see  number  902. 

902  (vii)  (1414-15)  March  3rd,  in  the  2nd  year  of  Henry  V.  Charter  (Lat.), 
dated  at  Ravenfeld,  confirming  a  grant  from  Robert  de  Ravenfeld  to 
Richard  his  son,  of  a  messuage  with  buildings  in  Ravenfeld,  lying  between 
the  messuage  formerly  belonging  to  Hugh  Bacon  and  a  toft  called 
Bromeflatte,  and  thirty-two  acres  of  arable  and  pasture  land  in  the  fields 
and  territory  of  Ravenfeld,  reserving  to  the  grantor  a  rent  of  20s  annually 
for  life.  Witnesses :  Thomas  de  Westby,  John  de  Tey,  William  de 
Hoton,  William  Bacon,  William  de  Ravenfeld.     Notes :  see  number  902. 

902  (xx)  (1415)  the  Feast  of  Saint  Matthew  (September  21st),  in  the  3rd  year  of 
Henry  V.  Letter  of  Attorney  (Lat.),  dated  at  Ouston,  from  Robert 
Atefoxhill  appointing  Thomas  de  Kirkeby  to  deliver  seisin  to  Thomas 
Chaumbreleyn,  of  a  messuage  and  oxgang  of  land  and  an  annual  rent  of 
8s.  Witnesses :  John  Foulewod,  John  Holme,  John  son  of  Thomas  de 
Sandhell.     Notes :  see  number  902. 

902  (xxxvii)  (1419)  Wednesday  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Bartholomew  (August  24th), 
in  the  7th  year  of  Henry  V.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Braithwell,  con- 
firming a  grant  from  Sir  Hugh  de  Grene  perpetual  vicar  of  the  church  of 
Braithwell,  to  Robert  son  of  Ingram  Cartewryght  of  Dynnyngton  and  Alice 
his  wife,  daughter  of  Thomas  Gymblyn  of  Malteby,  of  a  toft  and  croft  in 


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Braithwell,  lying  between  the  plots  of  William  Cressy  and  William  Waite 
and  abutting  on  the  high  road  and  the  "hadeland"  of  John  Kylnehirste,  and 
fifteen  acres  and  a  half  in  the  fields  of  Braithwell,  to  hold  the  same  as  a 
marriage  portion.  Witnesses :  Thomas  Shefeld,  William  Gymlyng, 
Robert  Forester  of  Edlington,  William  Nelleson  of  Braithwell,  Stephen 
Cressy  of  Staynton.  Notes  :  see  number  902.  This  charter  appears 
on  the  second  of  the  two  folios  numbered  38  in  the  register  there 
referred  to. 

256  (1419)  October  10th,  in  the  7th  year  of  Henry  V.     Release  and  Quit 

Claim  (Lat.),  dated  at  Acastre  Selby,  by  William  Lambard  citizen  of  York 
and  Denyse  his  wife,  formerly  wife  of  Thomas  Kelfeld  (or  Belfeld) 
citizen  and  littester  (dyer)  of  York  to  John  Styllyngton  of  Bysshopthorp 
and  Robert  Esyngwald  clerk,  of  all  right  and  claim  in  all  those  lands  and 
tenements,  pastures,  rents  and  services,  w-ith  all  and  singular  their  appur- 
tenances, which  lately  belonged  to  Robert  Holme  de  Rikall  and  Alice  his 
wife  in  the  town  and  territory  of  Acaster  Selby.  Witnesses :  Thomas 
Brokett  of  Nunappilton,  Nicholas  Northfolk  of  Naburn,  John  Webster  of 
Acastre  Selby,  William  Skelton  of  York,  Thomas  Ward  of  the  same. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  13  X  6i,  seals  missing. 

902  (xxxii)  1420  the  Feast  of  Saint  John  the  Baptist  (June  24th),  in  the  8th  year  of 
Henry  Y.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Braithwell,  confirming  a  grant  from 
John  Smyth  of  Braithwell  and  Evette  his  wife  to  Stephen  his  son,  of  all 
their  lands  in  the  village  and  fields  of  Braithwell.  Witnesses  :  William 
Gilmyn,  John  de  le  Moore,  Richard  Loversall,  John  Dey,  John  Roose, 
Thomas  Roose,  William  .  .  .  eson,  Robert  Sponer,  Sir  William  Fraunce. 
Notes  :  see  number  902. 

902  (xlvii)  (1423)  Sunday  in  the  Feast  of  Saint  John  the  Evangelist  (May  6th),  in 
the  1st  year  of  Henry  \T.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Braithwell,  confirming 
a  grant  from  John  de  Langthwayte  of  Clifton  to  Thomas  Vessy  of  Clyfton 
(sic)  of  his  lands  and  tenements  in  the  town  and  fields  of  Braithewelle  (sic). 
Witnesses :  \\'illiam  de  Langthwayte,  Henry  Johnson  of  Clyfton,  John 
son  of  Henry  of  the  same,  Robert  Langthwayte,  John  Moyrre  of  Mykil- 
bryng,  Robert  Claye  of  the  same.     Notes  :  see  number  902. 

902  (xlviiij  (1423)  Sunday  in  the  Feast  of  Saint  John  the  Evangelist  (May  6th),  in 
the  1st  year  of  Henry  VL  Letter  of  Attorney  (Lat.),  dated  at  Braith- 
well, from  John  de  Langthwayte  of  Clyfton,  appointing  John  de  Armitage 
of  Connesburghe  to  deliver  seisin  to  Thomas  Vessy  of  Clyfton  of  all  his 
lands  and  tenements  in  Braithwell.     Notes  :  see  number  902. 


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902  (ii)  (1424-5)  the  Feast  of  Saint  Matthew  the  Apostle  (February  24th). 
Release  and  Quit  Claim  (Lat.),  dated  at  Ravenfeld,  from  WiUiam  de 
Ravenfeld  chaplain  and  Thomas  Bacon,  to  Thomas  Stubbes,  of  a  toft  in 
Ravenfeld  formerly  acquired  from  John  Tey.     Notes :  see  number  902. 

902  (xix)  (1425)  September  20th,  in  the  4th  year  of  Henry  VI .  Release  and  Quit 
Claim  (Lat.),  dated  at  Doncastre,  by  John  Downyng  of  Athewyk  and  John 
Warde  of  Bentlay  to  William  Rokeby,  Richard  Rokeby,  and  John  Briane, 
of  all  rights  held  in  common  with  Adam  Fowler  of  Arkesay,  in  lands 
and  tenements  acquired  from  John  Anston  of  Pygeburn.  Notes:  see 
number  902. 

902  (xviii)   (1425)  September  20th,  in  the  4th  year  of  Henry  VI.     Release  and  Quit 

Claim  (Lat.),  dated  at  Doncastre,  by  William  Foxe  chaplain,  and  William 
Peyke  of  Bentelay,  to  William  Rokeby,  Richard  Rokeby  and  John  Briane, 
of  the  properties  in  Yorkshire  acquired  from  Thomas  Chaumbreleyn  of 
Doncastre.     Notes  :  see  number  902. 

902  (xxxi)  (1427)  the  Feast  of  Saint  Michael  Archangel  (September  29th),  in  the 
6th  year  of  Henry  VI.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Braithwell,  confirming 
a  grant  from  John  Westby  to  John  Vyncent,  of  fourteen  acres  of  land 
with  appurtenances  late  in  the  tenure  of  Thomas  Gregory  and  lying  in  the 
fields  of  Braithwell.  Witnesses :  Thomas  Vessy  of  Clifton,  Robert 
Clay  of  Braithwell,  Stephen  Cressy,  William  Cressy,  and  William 
Wryght  of  the  same.     Notes  :  see  number  902. 

902  (xiv)  (1427-8)  Wednesday  after  the  Feast  of  the  Purification  of  the  Blessed 
Virgin  Mary  (February  2nd).  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Thrybargh, 
confirming  a  grant  from  William  Yole  of  Thrybagh  (sic)  to  Thomas 
Bereton  (later  in  the  deed  spelt  Breton)  of  the  same,  Sir  John  Yole 
chaplain  of  the  same,  and  John  Helyman  of  Rotherham,  of  a  messuage 
with  buildings  and  appurtenances  "  in  vico  rivoli  de  Rotherham  "  (in 
the  street  of  the  stream  of  Rotherham)  between  a  tenement  of  the  Guild 
of  the  Holy  Cross  and  the  tenement  of  Robert  Coton  and  abutting  on  the 
high  road  and  the  barn  of  John  Bolome.  Witnesses :  William  Clarell 
of  Maddowe  esquire,  John  Weste  of  Rotherham,  Robert  Coton  of  the 
same,  Richard  Wortlay  of  Tankyrsley  esquire.  Notes  :  see  number  902. 
For  "  Chantry  of  the  Holy  Cross,"  see  Guest's  "  Rotherham,"  page  80-82. 
Maddowe  is  now  Meadow  Hall. 

902  (iv)  (1428-9)  Wednesday  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Valentine  (February  13th),  in 
the  7th  year  of  Henry  VI.  Release  and  Quit  Claim  (Lat.),  dated  at 
Ravenfeld,  from  Agnes  widow  of  William  Nelson  of  Ravenfeld,  to  Thomas 


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Stubbes  of  Ravenfeld,  of  all  the  lands  and  appurtenances  formerly  in  the 
possession  of  her  late  husband  in  Ravenfeld  or  in  the  territory  thereof. 
Witnesses  :  William  Hoton,  Robert  Cusseworth,  William  White.  Notes: 
see  number  902. 

902  (v)  1428-9  (?).  Survey  (Lat.)  of  Ravenfeld,  with  the  holdings  in  Raven- 
feld, the  west  field  and  the  north  field.  The  intermingled  strips  are 
noted  as  being  in  the  tenure  of  Thomas  Stubbes,  Thomas  Westby,  Robert 
Barbott,  Robert  Cusseworth,  William  Hoton,  Richard  Tailiour,  William 
Wythe,  Thomas  Boswell,  Henry  Boswell,  John  Somerton,  Robert  Wygfall, 
John  Morton,  Thomas  Bacune,  William  Nelson,  the  late  Robert  Middilton, 
William  Sayvill,  John  Cartwright.  Place  Names:  Dalehyll,  Kiikelond, 
Haghbroke,  Croket  Londes,  Lytilmoore,  Litell  Hek,  Riddyngflat,  Ledeat- 
flat,  Wynsgraveflat,  Apull  Tre  Well  Hyll,  Portergrene,  Partrykgrene, 
Oldfeld,  Moreheed,  Lone,  Hylclyffe,  Croket  Gappe,  Dale  Gappe,  Kerres, 
Kerre  Hyll,  Haddes,  Buttes,  Quarelhyll,  Rocrosgate,  Henker,  Cowbayn- 
hill,  Heldowe,  Milne  Ynge,  Monk  Ynge,  Saynt  Mary  Plate,  Ynghyll, 
Smallewod,  Horsecroft  Bouke,  Heleyn  Tre  Bouke,  Crokett,  Reed  Hyll, 
Hoton  Gate,  New  Diche.  Notes  :  see  number  902.  This  survey  covers 
three  and  a  half  closely  written  pages,  and  is  very  minute.  With  the 
help  of  an  old  map  of  Ravenfeld  it  would  probably  be  possible  to 
"  reconstruct "  the  manor.  To  judge  from  the  names  in  the  list,  the 
survey  seems  to  have  been  taken  about  the  date  of  number  902  (iv). 

902  (xv)  1429  Wednesday  before  the  Feast  of  the  Invention  of  the  Holy  Cross 
(May  3rd).  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Rotherham,  confirming  a  grant 
from  Thomas  Breton  of  Thrybarghe,  Sir  John  Yole  chaplain  of  the 
same,  and  John  Helyman  of  Rotherham  to  Hugh  Yole  of  Morthynge 
of  a  messuage  with  buildings  and  appurtenances  in  Rotherham. 
Witnesses:  William  Clarell  of  Maddhowe  esquire,  John  Weste  of 
Rotherham,  William  Wolhous  of  the  same,  Robert  Coton  of  the  same, 
John  Dobson  of  the  same.     Notes:    see  numbers  902  and  902  (xiv). 

902  (Ixx)  (1430)  June  2nd,  in  the  8th  year  of  Henry  VL  Letter  of  Attorney 
(Lat.)  from  Hugh  Grene  then  late  vicar  of  the  church  of  Braithwell, 
appointing  W'illiam  Carlyll  vicar  of  the  church  of  Braithwell,  to  deliver 
seisin  to  John  Vyncent,  in  six  acres  lying  in  the  fields  of  Braithwell 
and  Mikilbryng.     Notes  :    see  number  902. 

902  (Ixviii)  (1430)  August  20th,  in  the  8th  year  of  Henry  VL  Charter  (Lat.), 
dated  at  Braithewell,  confirming  a  grant  from  Thomas  Vessy  of  Clyfton 
and  Thomas  Roos  of  Braithwell  (sic)  to  John  Vyncent  of  Braithwell  and 


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Agnes  his  wife  of  a  tenement,  toft  and  croft,  with  appurtenances  in 
the  lordship  of  Braithwell,  then  lately  acquired  from  Robert  Ingram 
of  Braithwell,  of  which  the  tenement  was  situated  between  the  tenements 
of  William  Gylmyng  and  William  Whyte.  Witnesses :  William 
Carlyll  vicar  of  the  church  of  Braithwell,  Robert  Wryghte,  Robert  Claye 
and  William  Smythe  of  the  same,  Richard  Sponer  of  Mikilbryng. 
Notes:    see  number  902. 

902  (xli)  (1430)  October  2nd,  in  the  9th  year  of  Henry  VI.  Charter  (Lat.), 
dated  at  Braithwell,  confirming  a  grant  from  Hugh  Grene  late  vicar 
of  the  church  of  Braithwell,  to  John  Vyncent,  of  a  messuage  and  eight 
acres  in  Braithwell,  of  which  the  messuage  lay  between  those  of  Walter 
Bollyngton  and  Alice  Burgias.  Witnesses:  Sir  William  Carlyll  vicar 
of  the  church  of  Braithwell,  William  Gilmyn,  Robert  Wryght,  Robert 
Clay,  William  Wryght,  and  Hugh  Clay,  all  of  Braithwell.  Notes:  see 
number  902. 

248  (1430)   December  20th,  in  the  9th  year  of  Henry  VI.     Charter  (Lat.), 

dated  at  Coptrydyng  within  the  town  of  Stayneland,  confirming  a  grant 
from  John  Haghe  son  and  heir  of  John  Haghe  of  Haghous  to  Thomas 
Haghe  brother  of  John  Haghe  (the  grantor)  and  son  of  John  Haghe 
of  Haghous,  of  all  the  messuages,  lands  and  tenements,  meadows,  woods, 
and  pastures,  with  their  appurtenances,  which  descended  to  him  (the 
grantor),  by  right  of  inheritance,  after  the  decease  of  the  said  John 
Haghe  of  Haghous,  in  a  place  called  Coptrydyng,  and  in  all  other 
places  within  the  town  and  territory  of  Stayneland.  Witnesses; 
William  Bentlay  vicar  of  the  church  of  Hudderysfeld,  John  Mylner  of 
Bradlaygrange,  William  Denton  of  Skaymondeyne,  Thomas  Haghe  of 
Qwarneby,  Thomas  Haghe  of  Skyrehous.  Vellum :  one  skin  11|  x  3, 
seal  missing.  Notes:  Staniland  is  near  Halifax,  and  Scammonden 
near  Huddersfield. 

902  (xvi)  (1433-4)  the  Feast  of  Saint  "  Vyncencius "  Martyr  (January  22nd), 
in  the  12th  year  of  Henry  VI.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Rotherham, 
confirming  a  grant  from  Hugh  Yole  of  Mortyng  to  John  Vyncent  of  a 
messuage  with  buildings  and  appurtenances.  Witnesses :  Thomas 
Clarell  esquire,  John  Bolome  of  Rotherham,  William  Willous  of  the 
same,  John  Byrley  of  the  same,  John  Baddesworth  of  the  same. 
Notes:    see  numbers  902,  902  (xiv)  and  902  (xv). 

902  (viii)  (1434-5)  January  20th,  in  the  13th  year  of  Henry  VI.  Charter  (Lat.), 
dated  at  Doncastre  and  relating  to  Balby,  confirming  a  grant  from  Thomas 
Neel    to   John  Vincent  and  Agnes  his  wife  of  an  annual  rent  of  2d, 


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issue  of  an  acre  of  land  in  the  field  called  the  Kirkefeld  of  Balby, 
lying  between  the  lands  of  the  lord  of  Exthorp  and  of  John  Blande, 
which  acre  Thomas  Dowsyng  received  from  Thomas  Neel ;  also  an 
annual  rent  of  4d  from  lands  lying  in  the  Milnefeld  of  Exthorp,  between 
the  lands  of  the  lord  of  Exthorpe  (sic),  William  Thomson,  the  lord 
de  Malley,  and  of  the  heirs  of  Robert  GefFray,  part  of  which  William 
Robinson  received  from  Thomas  Neel ;  also  a  rent  of  Id  from  half  an 
acre  at  the  east  end  of  Balby  lying  between  the  lands  of  the  lord  of 
Exthorp  and  Robert  Scott,  which  W^illiam  Sparoo  received  from  Thomas 
Neel.  Witnesses:  Robert  Rypas  of  Loversall,  Thomas  Daybell  of 
Warmesworth,  William  Vylee  of  Doncaster,  Thomas  Mesyn  of  the 
same,  William  Woddekiri<.     Notes :  see  number  902. 


902  (ix)  (1434-5  ?).  Portion  of  a  Charter  (Lat.)  confirming  a  grant  from  Thomas 
Neell  to  John  Vyncent  and  Agnes  his  wife  of  an  annual  rent  of  4d 
from  two  acres  at  Branscroft  in  the  east  end  of  Balby,  lying  between 
the  lands  of  the  Hospital  of  Saint  James  and  of  John  Vyncent  then 
in  the  tenure  of  Alexander  Milnegate,  also  of  an  annual  rent  of  2d 
from  an  acre  of  land  at  Branscroft  lying  between  the  lands  of  the 
abbot  of  Bekham  and  of  Robert  Mershe  then  in  the  tenure  of  John 
Grayve,  also  an  annual  rent  of  2id  from  an  acre  of  land  lying  between 
the  lands  of  the  lord  of  Exthorpe  and  the  abbot  of  Beckham  (sic) 
at  the  east  end  of  Balby ;  also  an  annual  rent  of  6d  from  three  acres 
in  the  fields  of  Balby  and  Exthorp  then  in  the  tenure  of  William 
Dautre ;  another  annual  rent  of  lOd  from  four  and  a  half  acres  in  the 
fields  of  Balby  and  Exthorp  in  the  tenure  of  William  Dawtre  (sic), 
another  annual  rent  of  4d  from  two  half-acres  in  the  Wroo  then  in 
the  tenure  of  Thomas  Phillip  of  Balby ;  an  annual  rent  of  3d  from 
half  an  acre  in  the  Milnefeld  of  Exthorp ;  an  annual  rent  of  3d  from 
half  an  acre  in  the  tenure  of  John  Marre,  lying  in  the  field  of  Balby 
between  the  lands  of  the  Lord  of  Exthorp  and  of  the  heirs  of  John 
Fytzwilliam  ....  Notes :  see  number  902 ;  this  charter  is  marked 
"  Doncastre  "  in  the  margin. 


902  (x)  (Circa  1435).  Portion  of  an  Indenture  (Lat.)  confirming  a  grant 
of  land.  Witnesses :  John  Pilley  mayor,  William  Barbour,  Robert 
Twyer,  Thomas  Mesyn,  William  Rokeby.  Notes :  see  number  902. 
This  deed  probably  belongs  to  Doncaster.  For  Thomas  Mesyn  see 
number  902  (viii).  The  Doncaster  court  roll  of  1454  mentions  an  heir 
of  William  Rokesby.  Possibly  John  Pilley  may  be  identified  with 
John  de  Pilley  of  Tankersley  d.  1466. 


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902  (xxviii)  (1435-6)  February  4th,  in  the  14th  year  of  Henry  VI.  Charter  (Lat.), 
dated  at  Braithvvell,  confirming  a  grant  from  John  Clay  aud  Robert  Clay 
of  Braithwell  to  John  Vyncent  and  Agnes  his  wife  of  a  messuage  and 
garden  with  appurtenances  in  Mikilbryng  and  eighteen  acres  scattered 
through  the  fields  of  Braithwell,  acquired  from  William  Marshall,  late 
of  Mykilbryng.  Witnesses:  Robert  Wryght,  Thomas  Roos,  Hugh 
Claye,  William  Clay,  John  Smythe  of  Braithwell.  Notes:  see 
number  902. 

902  (Ixvii)  (1435-6)  February  6th,  in  the  14th  year  of  Henry  VI.  Letter  of 
Attorney  (Lat.)  from  Roger  Banestre  appointing  Thomas  Vessy  (of) 
Clifton,  to  deliver  seisin  to  John  Vyncent  and  Agnes  his  wife,  in  all  his 
lands  and  tenements  with  appurtenances  in  Braithwell  and  Mikilbryng. 
Notes  :  see  number  902. 

902  (xxi)  (1436-7)  February  1st,  in  the  15th  year  of  Henry  VI.  Charter  (Lat.), 
dated  at  Braithwell,  confirming  a  grant  from  V/illiam  ....  to  John  .... 
and  Agnes  ....  of  an  acre  and  a  half  of  land.  Witnesses :  Thomas 
Vescy,  John  Moore,  William  Byrcherodd,  Hugh  Clay,  John  Claye. 
Notes :  see  number  902.  The  John  and  Agnes  are  probably  the  John 
and  Agnes  Vyncent  of  later  Braithwell  deeds.  The  deed  may  be  a 
be  a  duplicate  of  number  902  (xxxiii). 

902  (xxxiii)  (1436-7)  February  1st,  in  the  15th  year  of  Henry  VI.  Charter  (Lat.) 
confirming  a  grant  from  William  Langthwayte  to  John  Vyncent  and 
Agnes  his  wife  of  an  acre  and  a  half  of  land  with  appurtenances  in  the 
Little  Field  of  Braithwell  between  the  lands  of  John  Moore  and  abutting 
on  Mikilbryng  Lane  opposite  the  Wayver  and  on  the  field  of  Clyfton 
called  Almowelles.  Witnesses:  John  Vessy,  John  Moore,  William 
Birchewodd,  Hugh  Clay,  John  Clay.      Notes :  see  number  902. 


900  (103)  (1438)  m  the  Feast  of  Pentecost  (June  1st),  in  the  16th  year  of  Henry  VI. 
Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Rawmarshe,  confirming  a  grant  of  a  life  estate 
from  Thomas  Monforthe  of  Kilnhurst  to  Alice  Burdett  daughter  of 
Richard  Burdett  of  Grewell  Denby,  in  two  tenements  in  Rawmarshe, 
then  in  the  occupation  of  Richard  Newall  and  Thomas  Marsh,  and  in 
another  tenement  in  Loversall  then  in  the  occupation  of  Robert  Oxonforde. 
Witnesses :  Thomas  Clarell  senior  esquire,  Thomas  Clarell  junior 
esquire  of  Aldwarke,  Robert  Rypas  of  Loversall  gentleman,  Richard 
Clerkeson  of  the  same,  Thomas  Breton  of  Tryberge.  Notes :  see 
number  900. 


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902  (1)  (1440-1450?).  Memorandum  (Lat.)  to  the  effect  that  John  Vyncent 
bought  from  John  Harryson  of  CHfton  one  acre  in  the  Uttle  field  of 
Braithwell,  between  the  lands  of  John  Vyncent  and  William  Power  and 
abutting  on  Mykylbrynglane  and  a  butt  of  John  Herryson  (sic),  one  acre 
in  the  east  field  of  Braithwell  between  lands  of  Power  and  \  yncent,  and 
abutting  on  a  croft  of  William  Power  and  on  Harbourflatte  in  the  field  of 
Clifton,  one  acre  in  the  great  field  of  Braithwell  near  the  Waynegape 
between  lands  of  Stephen  Cressy  and  William  Power  and  abutting  on 
Mykilbryng  Lane  and  the  Brodegappe,  and  half  an  acre  on  Sandegrenes 
between  lands  of  the  abbot  of  Roche  and  John  Vyncent,  late  of  Robert 
Ingrame,  and  abutting  on  the  Cokhill  and  a  head  butt  of  Richard  Justice. 
Notes  :  see  number  902. 

902  (li)  (1440-1450?).  Memorandum  (Lat.)  "to  make  an  enquiry"  about  one 
acre  of  land  in  the  fields  of  Doncaster  in  a  place  called  Browneflate 
formerly  in  the  tenure  of  John  Skynner,  and  returning  2s  per  annum. 
Notes:  see  number  902. 

902  (Ixv)  (1441)  May  15th,  in  the  19th  year  of  Henry  VL  Confirmation  (Lat.) 
of  seisin  and  perpetual  possession,  dated  at  London,  from  Richard  Duke 
of  York,  Earl  of  March  and  Ulster,  Lord  Wyggemore  and  Clare,  to  John 
Vyncent,  of  a  croft  in  Braithwell  situate  between  the  tenements  of  John 
Vyncent  and  William  Power  and  then  in  the  possession  of  John  Vyncent, 
to  be  held  as  of  the  manor  of  Connesburgh  according  to  the  customs  of 
the  manor,  in  consideration  of  a  yearly  rent  of  Id.  Notes :  see  number 
902.  Richard  Duke  of  York  inherited  the  manor  of  Connesburgh  from 
his  father  Richard  Earl  of  Cambridge,  commonly  known  as  Richard 
of  Connesburgh.  In  1431  Conisborough  was  in  the  possession  of  Matilda 
or  Maud,  the  second  wife  of  Richard  Earl  of  Cambridge.  See  number 
900  for  John  Vincent's  relation  to  the  Duke  of  York  and  numbers  909 
and  910  for  Conisborough  and  other  manors  of  the  family. 

902  (xxix)  1442  July  15th,  in  the  20th  year  of  Henry  VL  Charter  (Lat.)  con- 
firming a  grant  from  John  Claye  senior  of  Braithwell  to  John  Vyncent 
and  Agnes  his  wife,  of  a  cottage  with  garden  in  Mekilbryng  situate 
between  the  tenement  of  William  Claye  and  the  garden  of  John  Vyncent, 
and  abutting  on  the  road  leading  through  Mekilbryng  and  the  field  of 
Braithwell.  Witnesses:  Robert  Birchehod,  Hugh  Clay,  William  Claye, 
William  Dawtre,  John  Hyne.     Notes  :  see  number  902. 

902  (xxii)  (1443)  November  8th,  in  the  22nd  year  of  Henry  VL  Charter  (Lat.), 
dated  at  Braithwell,  confirming  a  grant  from  William  Langthayte  to  John 
Vyncent  and  Agnes  his  wife  of  fourteen  acres  of  land  lying  in  the  fields 


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32  (xxiii) 


of  Braithwell.  The  various  acres  are  fully  described  and  the  deed  gives 
the  names  of  owners  of  adjoining  strips,  and  of  the  various  localities. 
Personal  Names:  John  Moore,  William  Henryson,  Margaret  Markes- 
burgh,  John  Clay,  John  Jameson,  William  Byrchewod,  William  Marshall, 
Magote  Coton,  the  abbot  of  Roche,  Thomas  Personson.  Place  Names  : 
the  little  field  of  Braithwell,  Wayver,  Myddildolys,  Mykylbryngdike, 
Clyfton,  Park,  great  field  of  Silkewell,  Mooredyke,  Mershgote,  Maltby 
Field,  Broad  Gate,  Hawe,  Waynegap,  Hallecroft.  Witnesses:  William 
Power  of  Braithwell,  Richard  Justice  of  the  same,  William  Clay  of  the 
same,  Thomas  Vessy  of  Clyfton,  Robert  Langthwayte  of  the  same. 
Notes  :  see  number  902. 

(1443)  November  8th,  in  the  22nd  year  of  Henry  VI.    Release  and  Quit 

Claim  (Lat.)  from  John  MapuUe  and  John  Ruyston  husbandmen,  to  John 
V^yncent  and  Agnes  his  wife,  of  lands  and  tenements  in  the  fields  of 
Braithwell,  then  lately  acquired  from  William  Langthwayte.  See  number 
902  (xxii).     Notes:  see  numbers  902  and  902  (xxii). 


02  (xxiv) 


(1445)  July  8th,  in  the  23rd  year  of  Henry  VI.    Release  and  Quit  Claim 

(Lat.),  dated  at  Braithwell,  from  Thomas  Vessy  of  Clyfton  to  Robert 
Roos  and  John  Browne,  of  twenty  acres  which  the  latter  acquired  from  the 
former,  in  the  fields  of  Braithwell,  Staynton,  and  Clyfton.  Witnesses: 
Richard  Justice  of  Braithwell,  Thomas  Southwode,  John  Smyth.  Notes  : 
see  number  902. 


02  (xxxviii)  (1445)  July  5th,  in  the  23rd  year  of  Henry  VI.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at 
Braithwell,  confirming  a  grant  from  Thomas  Vessy  of  Clifton  to  Robert 
Roose  of  Braithwell  and  John  Brown  of  Tukesforthe,  of  twenty  acres  of 
land  in  the  fields  of  Braithwell  between  Staynton  and  Clifton,  acquired 
from  ....  Tumour,  formerly  belonging  to  William  Beliard  of 
Mikill  Markham.  Witnesses:  Richard  Justice  of  Braythwell,  Thomas 
Southwod,  John  Smyth.  Notes  :  see  number  902.  This  charter  appears 
on  the  second  of  the  two  folios  numbered  38  of  the  register  there 
referred  to. 


02  (xxxv) 


(1446)  June  12th,  in  the  24th  year  of  Henry  VI.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated 
at  Braithwell,  confirming  a  grant  from  Thomas  Personson  of  Wadesworth 
to  John  Vyncent  and  Agnes  his  wife,  of  all  his  lands  and  appurtenances  in 
Braithwell.  Witnesses :  William  Power,  William  Carelhill  vicar  of  the 
church  of  Braithwell,  Hugh  Claye  of  the  same,  Hugh  Rose  bailiflf  of 
Connesburgh,  Thomas  Forester  of  Maltby,  Thomas  Roos  of  Braithwell, 


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William  Dawtre  of  the  same.  Notes  :  see  number  902.  This  charter 
begins  on  folio  58  and  is  continued  on  folio  40  in  the  register  there 
referred  to. 

902  (xxx)  (1446-7)  February  4th,  in  the  25th  year  of  Henry  VI.  Charter  (Lat.), 
dated  at  Braithwell,  confirming  a  grant  from  Richard  Sponer  of  Mekil- 
bryng  and  Joan  his  wife,  to  John  Vyncent  and  Agnes  his  wife,  and  Alice 
their  daughter,  of  a  messuage  garden  and  croft,  lying  between  the  croft 
called  Crompyerd  and  land  of  John  Moore  and  abutting  on  the  high  road 
through  the  village  and  a  butt  of  land  called  Cresswell  Heedeland.  Wit- 
nesses :  William  Power  of  Braithwell,  William  Clay,  William  Dawtre, 
and  Hugh  Clay  of  the  same,  Robert  Birchehed.     Notes :  see  number  902. 

301  (1447)  in  the  Feast  of  Saint  Barnabas  the  Apostle  (June  Uth),  in  the  25th 

year  of  Henry  VI.  Charter  (Lat.)  confirming  a  grant  from  John  Stop- 
ford  to  Roger  Mylne  of  a  messuage  and  an  oxgang  of  land  etc.  in 
Ecclesall,  "  in  le  Graystones,"  which  descended  to  him  on  the  death  of 
Cecilia  daughter  of  John  de  Crokes.  Witnesses :  Thomas  Modeclyff, 
Robert  Hanley,  John  Horner.  Vellum :  one  skin  9  X  3i,  seal  badly 
broken. 

902  (xxva)  (1447)  July  21st,  m  the  25th  year  of  Henry  VI.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated 
at  Braithwell,  confirming  a  grant  from  John  Warde  of  Markham  and  Mar- 
garet his  wife  to  John  Vyncent  and  Agnes  his  wife  of  a  garden  or  curtilage 
in  Braithwell,  between  the  tenement  of  Adam  Dalton  and  that  of  Pallin 
Hawevyle,  and  abutting  on  land  of  John  Burgh.  Witnesses  :  John  Bil- 
yald,  John  Porter,  Richard  Paxton,  John  Wryggeley,  Edmund  Tailiour. 
Notes  :  see  number  902. 

902  (xxv6)  (1448)  June  8th,  in  the  26th  year  of  Henry  VI.  Grant  (Lat.),  dated  at 
Braithwell,  from  Margaret  Alcok  to  John  Vyncent,  of  half  an  acre  of  land 
lying  in  Maltby  Dale  in  the  field  of  Braythwell,  between  lands  of  John 
Vincent  and  William  Cresse,  and  abutting  on  lands  of  John  Smythe 
and  the  abbot  of  Roche.  Witnesses  :  Robert  White,  Robert  Saundreson, 
William  Power,  Hugh  Dey,  William  Claye.     Notes  :  see  number  902. 

902  (xxvii)  (1448)  June  8th,  in  the  26th  year  of  Henry  VI.  Letter  of  Attorney 
(Lat.)  from  Margaret  Alcoke,  appointing  Hugh  Clay  of  Braithwell  to 
deliver  seisin  to  John  Vyncent  of  Braithwell  of  half  an  acre  of  land  lying 
in  the  field  of  Braithwell.     Notes  :  see  number  902. 

902  (xxvi)  (1448)  June  26th,  in  the  26th  year  of  Henry  VI.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated 
at  Braithwell,  confirming  a  grant  from  Thomas  Vesse  of  Clyfton  to  John 
Vyncent  of  an  acre  and  a  half  of  land  lying  in  the  Chappellandes  in  the 


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fields  of  Braithwell,  between  lands  of  the  lord  in  the  tenure  of  Richard 
Justice  and  in  the  tenure  of  the  wife  of  Richard  Carre,  and  abutting  on 
land  of  the  lord  in  the  tenure  of  John  Smyth  and  upon  Chapellyerd ;  also 
an  acre  of  land  in  the  great  field  of  Braithwell  on  Sylkewell,  abutting  on 
More  Dyke,  together  Avith  a  cottage,  garden  and  croft  in  Mekylbryng 
between  lands  of  William  Power  and  Robert  Roos.  Witnesses :  William 
Power,  Richard  Justice,  Hugh  Clay,  John  Clay,  William  Claye.  Notes: 
see  number  902. 

(1448)  June  26th,  in  the  26th  year  of  Henry  VI.  Charter  (Lat.), 
dated  at  Braithewell,  confirming  a  grant  from  Thomas  Roos  to  John 
Vyncent,  of  three  rods  lying  on  Heliwellandes,  between  the  land  of 
the  wife  of  Richard  Karre  and  the  lord's  land  then  in  the  tenure  of 
Richard  Justice,  and  abutting  on  the  lord's  land  in  the  tenure  of 
John  Smythe  and  on  Helewell-dyke.  Witnesses :  William  Power, 
Richard  Justice,  Hugh  Clay,  John  Claye  and  William  Clay.  Notes:  see 
number  902. 

(1450)  the  last  day  of  April  (30th),  in  the  28th  year  of  Henry  VI. 
Memorandum  (Lat.)  to  the  effect  that  Thom.as  Burghe  leased  from 
John  Vyncent  lands  then  late  in  the  tenure  of  Robert  Roos  and  William 
Beliald,  excepting  one  and  a  half  acres  of  land  next  to  the  park  and 
near  Mekelbryngwell,  one  garden  next  to  the  vicarage,  and  all  the 
lands  acquired  from  Stephen  Cressy.  "  Thus  Thomas  had "  forty 
acres  of  land  and  meadow  for  a  term  of  nine  years  at  a  rent  of  2s, 
charged  with  a  boonday,  repairs  of  the  messuage,  and  a  day's  work 
on  the  demesne.     Notes :  see  number  902. 

(1462)  April  12th,  in  the  2nd  year  of  Edward  IV.  Deed  of  Confirma- 
tion (Lat.),  dated  at  Kilnhurst,  from  John  Monforde  or  Momforthe 
son  and  heir  of  Thomas  Momforthe  of  Kilnhurst  and  John  Bete,  to 
Alice  wife  of  Thomas  Momforde,  of  her  life  estate  in  two  messuages, 
lands,  and  appurtenances  in  Rawmarshe  and  Halghe.  and  in  a  messuage, 
lands,  and  appurtenances  in  Loversall,  which  she  had  received  for  the 
term  of  her  life  by  deed  and  feoffment  from  Thomas  Monford  (sic). 
Notes:    see  number  900. 

(1478)  August  1st,  in  the  18th  year  of  Edward  IV.  Charter  (Lat.), 
dated  at  Kilnhurst,  confirming  a  grant  from  John  Momforthe  of  Kiln- 
hurst son  and  heir  of  Thomas  Momforde  (sic),  to  Robert  Serelbye  of 
Southwell  CO.  Nott  gentleman,  John  Hunt  of  Swynton  and  William 
Thompson  of  the  same,  of  all  his  lands,  tenements  and  appurtenances 
in  Kilnhurst  and  Swynton  or  elsewhere  in  Yorkshire,  inherited  by  him 


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from  his  father  Thomas.  Witnesses:  John  Cobokke  of  Swynton, 
William  Blakman  of  Rawmarshe,  William  Robbinson  and  Robert  Hall 
of  the  same,  John  Wayt  of  Overhaligh.  Notes:  see  number  900. 
Overhaligh  is  now  Upper  Haugh  near  Rawmarsh. 

900  (105)  (1478)  October  10th,  in  the  18th  year  of  Edward  IV.  Confirmation 
(Lat.),  dated  at  Rawmarshe,  from  John  Momford  of  Kilnhurst  to  Richard 
Bete  chaplain,  of  his  estate  in  the  lands,  tenements,  rents  and  services 
with  appurtenances  in  Loversall,  Overhalght  and  Romarshe,  acquired 
by  the  said  Richard  by  charter  from  Thomas  Momford,  father  of  John 
Momford;  excepting  a  capital  messuage  in  Kilnhurst  with  appurtenances 
Witnesses:  Richard  Fitzwilliam  knight,  Thomas  Fitzwilliam  esquire, 
William  Blakeman  of  Rawmarshe,  William  Wayt  of  the  Halght, 
William  Curr  of  Roderham.     Notes:    see  number  900. 

900  (107)  (1479)  October  1st,  in  the  19th  year  of  Edward  IV.  Indenture  of 
Lease  (Lat.),  dated  at  Kilnhurst,  from  Robert  Serelby  of  Southwell 
CO  Nott  gentleman,  John  Hunt  of  -Swynton  and  William  Tomson 
of  the  same,  to  John  Momforthe  son  and  heir  of  Thomas  Momforthe 
of  Kilnhurst  gentleman,  for  a  term  of  twenty  one  years,  of  all  the 
lands  and  tenements  then  lately  acquired  by  the  lessors  by  gift  and 
feoffment  from  the  above  John  Momford  (sic) ;  in  consideration  of  a 
yearly  rent  of  one  halfpenny.  Witnesses:  John  Cobboke  of  Swynton, 
William  W^hate  of  the  Hoverhalghe,  John  Pogmour  of  Rawmarshe. 
Notes :    see  number  900. 

304  (1485)    Tuesday   next    before   the   Feast  of  Saint  Andrew  the  Apostle 

(November  30th),  in  the  1st  year  of  Henry  VII.  Cliarter  (Lat.) 
confirming  a  grant  from  John  Hyde  of  Reynalschawe  near  Ekyngton 
son  and  heir  of  John  Hyde  and  Agnes  his  wife  formerly  of  Donham 
on  Trent,  to  Henry  Foljambe  of  Walton  esquire  senior,  of  one  field 
called  Whytfyld  near  Brentclyffe  m  Ecclesall,  and  nine  acres  lying  on 
Brentclyffe  Egge  near  Salterlane,  and  all  his  lands  in  Ecclesall,  inherited 
from  his  father  John  Hyde.  Witnesses:  Henry  Vernoon  and  John 
Leek  esquires,  John  Cooke  of  Norton  Lees,  John  Parker  of  the  same, 
Richard  Machon,  John  Stanyford,  John  Parker  of  Little  Norton. 
Vellum:    one  skin   11   x  4i,  seal  missing. 

900  (108)     1491    May   10th,  in  the  6th  year  of  Henry  VII.      Deed  of  Covenant 

(Engl.)  between  Thomas  Calverleye  of  Eccleshill  esquire  on  the  one 
part,  and  John  Momford  of  Kilnhurste  gentleman  on  the  other,  creating 
a  marriage  settlement,  on  the  marriage  between  Edmund  Momforde  (sic), 
son   and   heir  of  the   latter,   and    Elizabeth   daughter  of   the   former,   to 


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take  place  on  June  24th  following,  with  appointment  of  William 
Calverleye  esquire,  Walter  Baildon,  Sir  Thomas  Wilcok  parson  of 
Raumarshe,  and  William  Gurrye  junior,  as  feoffees,  during  the  infancy 
of  the  parties  to  the  marriage,  and  with  covenant  on  the  part  of  John 
Momford  of  the  reversion  of  his  real  estate  to  Edmund  and  Elizabeth 
and  their  heirs,  with  the  exception  of  the  feoffments  and  dower  of  Isabel 
his  wife  reserved  to  her  for  life.  In  case  of  the  decease  of  Edmund 
before  consummation  of  marriage,  Thomas  his  younger  brother  was 
to  take  Elizabeth  to  wife.     Notes :    see  number  900. 


900  (109)  (1492)  June  4th,  in  the  7th  year  of  Henry  VII.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated 
at  Wathe,  confirming  a  demise  and  delivery  from  William  Calverleye 
esquire,  Walter  Bayldon,  John  Serelbye,  and  Thomas  Wilcocks  clerk,  to 
Edmund  Mountford  son  and  heir  of  John  Momforde  (sic)  of  Kilnhurst  and 
Elisabeth  his  wife,  daughter  of  Thomas  Calverleye  esquire,  of  closes  and 
plots  of  land  called  Ferspen,  Nerspen,  Wolfinge,  Brodinge,  Northinge, 
Longpikill,  and  Calfall.  Power  of  attorney  to  Edmund  Archere  and 
John   Scale  to  deliver    seisin  of  the  same.      Notes :    see  number  900. 


900  (110)     (1492)  July  20th,  in  the  7th  year  of   Henry  VII.     Release  and  Quit 

Claim  (Lat.)  from  Nicholas  Serlbye,  Thomas  Mountforthe,  Edmund 
Brokhouse  and  Alexander  Hudson,  feoffees  of  John  Momford  (sic),  to 
William  Calverleye,  Walter  Baldon,  John  Serlby  and  Thomas  Wilcocke 
clerk,  of  a  close  called  Spen,  lying  between  a  close  called  Horscroft 
and  the  Don,  and  closes  and  plots  of  land  called  Wolfynge,  Brod- 
inge, Northinge,  Longpikill,  and  Calfefall.  Power  of  attorney  to 
Edmund  Archer  and  William  Johnson  to  deliver  seisin.  Notes:  see 
number  900. 


281  (1493)  Wednesday  next  after  the  Feast  of  the  Exaltation  of  the  Holy 

Cross  (September  14th),  in  the  9th  year  of  Henry  VII.  Release  and 
Quit  Claim  (Lat.)  from  William  Machon  of  Halume  co  York  son  and 
heir  of  John  Machone  of  the  same,  son  and  heir  of  Robert  Machon  of  the 
same,  son  and  heir  of  Thomas  Machone  formerly  of  the  same  and 
sometime  of  Ecclesale,  to  Henry  Foljambe  lord  of  Walton  esquire,  of  a 
tenement  in  Ecclesale,  in  the  occupation  of  Nicholas  Sandale,  and  fields 
called  Whytfeld  and  Bonnerfeld;  another  tenement  in  Ecclesale,  and 
lands  etc.  in  Brendeclyf  and  Ecclesale.  Witnesses  :  Thomas  abbot  of 
Beauchief,  Humphrey  Cautez,  John  Couk  of  Nortonlees,  John  Parker  of 
Lyttill  Norton,  Thomas  Caine  of  Crokez.  Vellum  :  one  skin  10  x  6, 
seal  missing. 


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777  1500  November  16th,  in  the  16th  year  of  Henry  VII.     Bond  (Lat.  and 

Engl.)  from  Thomas  Muldeclyf  of  Whiteley  Wodelee  in  the  parish  of 
Sheffield  co  York  yeoman,  and  Richard  Bright  of  the  Hurlowe  in  the 
same  parish  arowehedsmyth  to  Roger  Eyre  of  le  Holme  in  the 
parish  of  Chasterfelde  co  Derby  esquire,  in  40  marks  "'in  golde 
and  grotes,  of  gode  usuell  money  of  Englond,"  to  deliver  seisin  to  Roger 
Eyre  of  a  messuage  at  the  Greystones  in  the  parish  of  Sheffield,  called 
Dousehouse  then  in  the  tenure  of  John  Holand  "  baikar,"  with  appurten- 
ances, and  of  a  close  called  Hodgefeld  in  the  parish  of  Dronfelde  co 
Derby,  situate  between  the  land  of  Roger  Barkar  called  the  Lymehaule- 
feld,  the  land  of  Sir  John  Savege  knight,  called  Standehilles  Lymbroke, 
and  Standehilles.  Vellum:  one  skin  11 J  X  ^,  fragment  of  one  seal. 
Hurloo  is  an  ancient  form  of  Whirlow. 

237  1504  at  the  Feast  of  the  Annunciation  of  our  Lady  Virgin  (25th  March). 

Indenture  of  Lease  (Engl.)  from  Roger  Steell  of  Cheffeld  (Sheffield) 
to  Roger  Eyre  of  Holme  esquire,  of  a  tenement  called  Thryft  House  in 
the  "  byrlawe  of  Eklysall  "  ;  with  all  the  lands,  meadows  etc,  and  a  close 
called  Nedermagefeld ;  except  a  house  and  a  little  croft  that  John  Alyne 
then  dwelt  in ;  for  a  term  of  three  years,  in  consideration  of  a  sum  of 
money  paid  "beforehand."  Vellum:  one  skin  12X4,  seal  missing. 
Notes :  endorsed  in  a  hand  of  later  date  are  the  words  "  Storkes  Farmes." 
Thomas  Storks  yeoman  is  mentioned  in  number  257. 

275  (1518)  May  21st,  in  the  10th  year  of  Henry  VIII.     Charter  Indented 

(Lat.)  confirming  a  grant  from  Christopher  Eyre  then  late  of  Little  Leek, 
CO  Nott,  gentleman,  to  Roland  Babyngton,  George  Eyre,  Richard 
Wheytteley  gentlemen,  and  Richard  Fayrbaron,  of  messuages,  lands  and 
tenements  in  the  town  and  fields  of  Ecculsall  and  ShefTeld,  to  the  use  of 
himself  and  Anne  his  wife,  daughter  of  William  Fayrbaron,  for  life,  with 
remainder  to  his  children  and  right  heirs  ;  power  of  attorney  to  Robert 
Hall  and  John  Hobson  to  deliver  seisin  to  the  above.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
11x7,  a  small  seal  of  dark  green  wax  has  been  tied  to  the  charter;  the 
impression  is  clear. 

497  1536  June  27th,  in  the  28th  year  of  Henry  VIII.     Indenture  of  Mort- 

gage (Engl.)  from  John  Tayler  of  Shefeld  mercer  to  Robert  Swyft  of 
Rotheram  merchant,  of  a  messuage  with  the  appurtenances  in  Crokes,  with 
lands  thereto  belonging,  then  in  the  holding  of  Augnes  Cute  widow,  to 
secure  ^20.  Vellum:  one  skin  12X10,  small  seal  of  red  wax  obscure. 
Notes:  this  mortgage  is  of  unusual  form  for  the  16th  century,  the  mort- 
gagor having  seven  years  within  which  to  repay. 


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900  (114)  1540  May  10th,  in  the  32nd  year  of  Henry  VIII.  Charter  (Lat.), 
dated  at  Swynton,  confirming  a  grant  from  William  Hunt  of  Swynton  son 
of  Robert  Hunt,  to  George  Moumforthe  of  Kilnhurst,  of  half  an  acre  of 
land  in  Swinton.  Notes:  see  numbers  900  and  900  (113)  below.  The 
furlong  appears  here  as  "  Hagh  yron." 

900  (113)     (1540)  May  20th,  in  the  32nd  year  of  Henry  VIII.     Release  and  Quit 

Claim  (Lat.),  dated  at  Swynton,  from  William  Hunt  son  and  heir  of  Robert 
Hunt  of  Swynton  to  George  Momford  of  Kilnhurst,  of  half  an  acre  with 
appurtenances  in  the  field  of  Swynton,  lying  on  the  furlong  called  "  Haghe 
yrum,"  between  the  King's  lands  on  either  side,  and  abutting  on  Wingflatt 
and  the  common  moor  of  Raumarshe,  which  half  acre  had  been  bought  by 
George  Momford  from  William  Hunt.     Notes:  see  number  900. 

278  (1546-7)   February  20th,  in  the  1st  year  of  Edward  VI.     Indenture  of 

Lease  (Engl.)  from  Christopher  Eyr  of  Weston  co  Derby  gentleman,  to 
Richard  Neyler  of  the  Horloo  co  York  and  Annes  his  wife,  of  a  messuage 
in  Horlo  (sic)  called  the  Chryst  Howse,  then  in  the  tenure  of  Richard  and 
Anne,  for  twenty  one  years  at  a  rent  of  6s  8d  payable  halfyearly. 
Vellum:  one  skin  10|x8,  seal  missing.  Notes:  endorsed  is  a  proviso 
against  assignment  without  consent  of  the  lessor.  Horlo  or  Horloo  is  an 
ancient  form  of  Whirlow. 

400  1549   December  12th,  in  the  3rd  year  of  Edward  VI.      Indenture  of 

Bargain  and  Sale  (Lat.)  between  William  Kay  of  Marksburgh  in  the 
parish  of  Rotherham,  and  Richard  Grenewodd  of  Moreley  carpenter  of  the 
same  parish,  whereby  the  latter  bargained  and  sold  to  the  former,  on  con- 
sideration of  £2S.  6s.  8d,  an  undivided  moiety  of  messuages,  gardens  and 
crofts  with  appurtenances,  bought  by  them  jointly  from  Robert  Swyft  of 
Rotherham,  and  formerly  bought  by  him  from  William  Trogon,  William 
Swyft  of  Tynslawe  and  Thomas  Snytall  son  and  heir  of  Henry  Snytall, 
then  being  in  the  occupation  of  John  Wood  and  Thomas  W^alker,  and 
lying  in  Bradgate,  Kymberworth,  and  Marsburgh  (sic),  as  appeared  by  an 
indenture  of  July  10th,  37  Henry  VIII.  Richard  Grenewod  also  covenanted 
to  suffer  a  fine  or  recovery  if  required.  Vellum  :  one  skin  20  X  12,  one 
seal. 

900  (161)  (1551)  October  24th,  in  the  5th  year  of  Edward  VI.  Lease  (Engl.)  from 
Thomas  Appleyard  "  maior  of  the  citty  of  Yorke,  with  the  assent  of  the 
aldermen  Sheriffes  and  xxiiii  of  the  Counsell  "  to  George  Cooke  *' hosyar," 
of  a  "mese"  in  Connistreete  then  in  the  tenure  of  John  Carr  "  Cordinar," 
lying  between  the  Kirklane,  the  "mese"  of  George  Cooke,  and  the  garth  of 


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George  Cooke,  for  the  terme  of  thirty  years  at  an  annual  rent  of  12s 
payable  to  "  the  Chamberlaynes  of  the  said  Cittye  or  to  the  Brigmaisters 
of  Ouze  Bridge."     Notes  :  see  number  900. 

900  (115)  (1554)  November  3rd,  in  the  1st  and  2nd  year  of  Philip  and  Mary, 
Covenant  (Engl.)  between  Thomas  Wentworthe  esquire  of  Wentworthe 
on  the  one  part  and  Christopher  Mountforthe  gentleman  of  Kilnhurst  on 
the  other,  to  create  a  marriage  settlement,  on  the  marriage  of  the  latter 
with  Meriall  Wentworthe,  sister  of  the  former,  before  the  Feast  of  the 
Nativity  of  the  same  year,  out  of  lands  in  Rawmarshe,  Overhalgh,  Lover- 
sail  and  Southburton  near  Beverley,  to  be  conveyed  by  Christopher 
Mountforthe  to  feoffees :  Thomas  Wentworthe  esquire,  Michaell  Went- 
worthe esquire,  Nicholas  Wombewell  esquire  and  Thomas  Wentworth  of 
Thurnscoo  esquire,  for  the  use  of  the  parties  to  the  marriage  for  the  term 
of  their  lives,  with  remainder  to  Launcelott  Momforthe  (sic)  son  and  heir  of 
Christopher  Mountforthe,  or  in  the  event  of  his  death  or  default  of  issue, 
to  the  heirs  of  Christopher  and  Meriall ;  with  an  agreement,  that  if  a  dam 
and  mill  were  built  at  Rotamford  in  the  "  Water  of  Doon  "  it  should  "  fix 
the  one  end  of  the  ground  of  the  said  Thomas  Wentworthe,"  and  remain 
for  the  use  of  Meriall  for  the  term  of  her  life ;  Thomas  Wentworthe 
covenanting  on  his  part  to  pay  one  hundred  marks  as  "  childer  porcion  "  at 
various  terms  at  Woodhouse  Hall.  Witnesses :  George  Chaworthe, 
Richard  Fletcher,  Launcelot  Momforth  (sic),  Jolin  Ficher.  Notes:  see 
number  900. 

900  (116)  (1554)  November  5th,  in  the  1st  and  2nd  year  of  Philip  and  Mary. 
Deed  of  Feoffment  (Lat.)  from  Christopher  Momforthe  of  Kilnhurst  to 
Michael  Wentworthe  esquire,  Thomas  Wentworth  son  and  heir  of  William 
Wentworthe  deceased,  Nicholas  Wombwell  esquire,  and  Thomas  Went- 
worth of  Thurnscoo  gentleman,  in  performance  of  covenant  of  3rd 
November  1554,  of  a  messuage  and  land  in  Overhalghe  in  the  tenure  of 
George  Mountford  (sic)  ;  messuages  and  lands  in  Rawmarshe  in  the 
tenure  of  Robert  Cofin,  Robert  Roydes,  and  Robert  Watterhouse ;  land 
in  Loversall  in  the  tenure  of  Anthony  Blayke ;  and  messuages  and 
lands  in  Burton  near  Beverley  then  late  in  the  tenure  of  John  Coke. 
Notes:  see  numbers  900  and  900  (115)  above. 

900  (120)  (1556-7)  January  24th,  in  the  3rd  and  4th  year  of  Phihp  and  Mary. 
Indenture  of  Bargain  and  Sale  (Engl.),  with  mutual  covenants,  between 
Thomas  Wentworth  of  Wentworth  esquire  on  the  one  part  and  Christopher 
Mountfort  of  Kilnhurst  and  Meriall  his  wife  on  the  other,  whereby  (l)  the 
former  covenanted  to  sell  to  the  latter,  subject  to  a  fee-farm  rent  of 
^3  6s  8d,  one  toft  and  one  croft  in  Hutton  Robert  then  in  the  tenure  of 


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Richard  Hearinge,  and  one  watermill  in  Hutton  Robert  then  in  the  tenure 
of  Robert  Bayhe,  also  enough  ground  of  his  moor  for  a  mill-dam  for  a 
mill  on  the  "  water  of  Doone  "  at  Rotame  Ford  in  Kilnehurst,  to  be  built 
by  Christopher  Mountfort,  abutting  on  Thomas  Wentworth's  land,  with 
ingress  and  egress  to  the  mill  for  those  bringing  corn,  or  cloth  to  be 
walked ;  (2)  the  latter  covenanted  to  keep  the  mill  in  repair  to  serve  the 
tenants  of  the  village  of  Hutton  Robert,  to  grind  corn  "hopper-free"  for 
the  tenant  of  the  manor  house,  to  take  a  moderate  "multure,"  do  suit  at 
the  court  of  Hutton  Robert,  and  to  convey  to  Meriall  Mountfort  the 
profits  of  the  mills,  with  remainder  to  her  son  Thomas  Mountfort.  Notes: 
see  number  900.  The  "hopper"  of  a  mill  was  an  inverted  cone, 
feeding  the  mill  with  corn;  for  "  hopper-free  "  see  Hunter's  "  Hallamshire 
Glossary,"  page  51. 

(1555-7)  February  1st,  in  the  3rd  and  4th  year  of  Philip  and  Mary. 
Charter  (Lat.)  confirming  a  grant  in  fee-farm,  from  Thomas  Wentworth 
of  Wentworth  esquire  lord  of  the  manor  of  Hutton  Robert  to  Christopher 
Mountfort,  of  properties  specified  in,  and  pursuant  to  the  terms  of 
number  900  (120)  above.     Notes  :  see  number  900. 

(1557)  June  10th,  in  the  3rd  and  4th  year  of  Philip  and  Mary.  Covenant 
(Engl.)  between  Christopher  Momforthe  of  Kilnhurst  esquire  on  the  one 
part,  and  Thomas  Wentworthe  of  Wentworthe  esquire  on  the  other,  to 
create  a  marriage  settlement  on  the  marriage  of  Launcelot  Momforthe  son 
and  heir  of  the  former  with  Margaret  one  of  the  sisters  of  Thomas  Went- 
worthe, which  marriage  was  designed  to  take  place  before  the  Nativity  of 
Saint  John  the  Baptist,  out  of  a  capital  messuage  in  Kilnhurst  with  appur- 
tenances, excepting  the  ''  indermarr  chamber  "  and  the  "  gret  chamber," 
and  out  of  closes  called  Kilnhurst  Green,  and  Sheepford  Flatt,  adjacent  to 
Oxcliff  Milne  Damme,  a  meadow  called  Monkynge,  Kilnhurst  Carr  Ynges, 
the  west,  north  and  middle  fields  with  common  of  wood,  pasture  and 
fuel  in  Rawmarshe  ;  to  be  conveyed  to  Thomas  Wentworthe  and  Nicholas 
Wombwell  esquires,  Nicholas  Denman  and  Michael  Wentworthe  the 
younger  gentlemen,  as  feoffees,  to  the  use  of  Christopher  Momforthe,  in 
consideration  of  £6  13s  4d  to  be  paid  yearly  by  him  to  the  parties  to  the 
marriage  ;  with  reversion  of  the  property  on  his  death  to  the  latter  ;  Thomas 
Wentworthe  on  his  part  covenanting  to  pay  a  like  sum  to  Christopher 
Momforthe.  Notes  :  see  number  900.  Indermarr  or  innermore  means 
the  inner  chamber.  This  marriage  took  place,  and  there  was  issue  a 
daughter. 

900  (118)  (1561)  October  12th,  in  the  3rd  year  of  Elizabeth.  Covenant  (Engl.) 
between  Christopher  Mounfurth  of  Kilnehurste  esquire  on  the  one  part, 
and  Thomas  Wentworthe  of  Thurscowe  on  the  other,  to  create  a  marriage 


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settlement  on  the  marriage  between  Launcelot  Mountf  urth  (sic)  son  and  heir 
of  Christopher  Mounfurth,  and  Benetta  (Benedicta)  Newnham,  one  of  the 
daughters  and  co-heiresses  of  Sir  WiUiam  Newnham  late  of  Kirtlmgton 
CO  Nott  knight  deceased,  to  take  place  before  Christmas  Day  1561,  out 
of  the  properties  mentioned  in  900  (117)  above,  to  be  conveyed  to  William 
Wombwell  of  Wombwell,  Thomas  Wentworth  of  Woodhowse  Hall, 
Nicholas  Denman  of  Newall  Grainge  in  the  parish  of  Wait4,  F'rauncis 
Meverel  of  Throley  co  Staff  esquires,  and  William  Levitt  of  Melton  co 
Nott  gentleman,  as  feoffees  to  the  uses  specified  in  number  900  (117) 
above,  mutatis  mutandis.     Notes  :  see  number  900. 

900  (119)     (1561)  October  16th,  in  the  3rd  year  of  Elizabeth.      Deed  of  Feoffment 

(Lat.)  from  Christopher  Mountforth  of  Kilnhurst  esquire  to  the  feoffees 
mentioned  in  number  900  (118)  above,  to  the  uses  specified  therein. 
Notes  :  see  number  900. 

900  (163)  (1562-3)  March  21st,  in  the  5th  year  of  Elizabeth,  Deed  of  Bargain 
and  Sale  (Lat.),  dated  from  the  council  chamber  of  the  city  of  York  on 
Ouse  Bridge  (super  pontem  use),  from  Thomas  Appleyard  mayor,  and 
the  citizens  of  the  city  of  York,  to  George  Cooke  hosier,  in  consideration 
of  £\2,  of  a  messuage  in  Connistreete.  Power  of  Attorney  to  Thomas 
Appleyard  junior  and  John  Geldart,  two  of  the  chamberlains,  to  deliver 
seisin.     Notes:  see  numbers  900  and  902  (161). 

900  (162)     (1563)    July  18th,  in  the  5th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Indenture  of  Bargain 

and  Sale  (Engl.)  from  George  Cooke  of  the  city  of  York  hosier  to 
Robert  Wharfe  alias  Allelye  "  bayker  ",  in  consideration  of  £5,  of  the 
unexpired  portion  of  a  lease  of  a  house  in  Connistreete,  which  lease  is 
recited.  A  promise  is  given  that  if  George  Cook  should  purchase 
the  house  he  would  grant  to  Robert  Wharfe  a  20  years  lease  from  the 
date  of  this  indenture.     Notes  :  see  numbers  900  and  900  (161). 

900  (164)  (1565)  September  6th,  in  the  7th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Charter  (Lat.) 
confirming  a  grant  from  George  Cooke  of  the  city  of  York  hosier  to  his 
natural  daughter  Ursula  Cooke,  of  a  messuage  in  Connistreete,  then 
in  the  tenure  of  Robert  Allelye  and  late  in  the  tenure  of  John  Carr 
"  cordyoner,"  with  remainder  to  the  grantor's  son  William  Cooke. 
Notes :  see  numbers  900,  900  (161)  and  (163). 

900  (112)  (1565-6)  February  4th,  in  the  8th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Charter  (Lat.) 
confirming  a  grant  from  George  Montford  of  Dinnington  co  York  gentle- 
man, to  Launcelot  Montford  of  Kilnhurst  co  York,  of  a  cottage  and  half 
an  acre  of  land  with  appurtenances  in  Swynton  in  the  parish  of  Wathe, 


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then  in  the  occupation  of  Omfrey  Wood,  in  consideration  of  a  sum  of 
money  then  paid,  and  subject  to  a  rent-charge  of  6s  for  the  hfe  of  the 
grantor.     Notes  :  see  number  900. 


(1570)  July  10th,  in  the  12th  year  of  Ehzabeth.  Lease  by  Royal 
Letters  Patent  (Lat.),  dated  at  Westminster,  to  Godfrey  Fanshaw  of 
all  those  lands  with  their  appurtenances  called  Horlefeldes  (Hurlfield, 
between  Heeley  and  Gleadless)  lying  and  being  in  Gledles  co  York,  then 
or  formerly  in  the  tenure  or  occupation  of  John  Parker  of  Norton  Leys 
or  his  assigns,  formerly  of  the  Monastry  of  Kirklestede  co  Line  ;  and 
all  that  mill  with  the  appurtenances,  situate  lying  and  being  in  the  Hamlet 
of  Bradwey  within  the  parish  of  Norton  co  Derby,  then  or  formerly  in 
the  tenure  or  occupation  of  John  Barker  or  his  assigns,  which  mill  was 
formerly  of  the  Monastry  of  Beachief  (sic)  co  Derby;  for  twenty  one  years, 
at  a  rent  of  six  shillings  and  four  pence,  for  the  Horlefeldes,  and  thirty 
three  shillings  and  four  pence  for  the  mill,  payable  half-yearly  either  into 
the  Exchequer  at  Westminster,  or  into  the  hands  of  the  baillifif  or  authorised 
receivers  (receptores)  for  the  time  being.  Witnesses:  William  Marquis 
of  Winchester,  Lord  High  Treasurer  of  England.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
13  X  6,  seal  missing.  Notes :  this  letters  patent  is  reproduced  as  a 
frontispiece  and  a  full  transcript  is  given  in  the  appendix. 


(1570-1)  13th  January,  in  the  13th  year  of  Elisabeth.  Indenture  of 
Bargain  and  5ale  (Lat.)  by  Lancelot  ^Nlomforde  of  Kilnhurste  gentle- 
man to  John  Darleye  of  the  city  of  York  gentleman,  in  consideration  of 
£50,  of  a  messuage  or  tenement  in  Rawmarshe,  with  closes  and  other 
parcels  of  land,  arable  and  meadow,  called  or  lying  in  places  called  Sow 
Side,  Sow  Close,  Dikelands  Close,  Tenterclose,  Roughinge,  Eylands, 
More  Doles,  "two  longe  penny  doles,"  "Swathes  of  meadowe,"  Shalands, 
Halfpenny  Doles,  Cawkewell  Dale,  Pease  Hill,  Redd  End,  Bleysbye 
Bank,  Kirklands,  Rosegere,  Grenewood  Flatt,  Yerd  End,  Bertrees, 
Orgerevs,  Netherfeld,  Acre  Lands,  Longe  Reids,  New  Rakes,  Old  Rakes, 
Blackpitts,  Lowthorne,  Holesike,  Gosebotes,  James  Blackman's  "  yerd 
ende,"  with  appurtenances,  let  to  farm  at  an  annual  rent  of  53s  4d 
and  8  hens,  and  then  in  the  tenure  of  Thomas  Brooke ;  also  two  cottages 
in  Raumarshe  with  appurtenances  then  in  the  tenure  of  James  Barrand 
and  Issabell  Oxleye  widow,  at  an  annual  rent  of  4s  and  2  hens.  Notes  : 
see  number  900.  A  pennydole  was  a  pennyland  or  denariate,  so 
called  from  the  ancient  rent.  They  varied  in  extent  in  different  localities, 
at  this  time  in  Rawmarsh  the  pennydole  contained  1  rod.  The  "Swathes 
of  meadow  "  were  small  plots  of  a  quarter  of  a  rod. 


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900  (123)  (1571)  May  2nd,  in  the  13th  year  of  EHzabeth.  Final  Concord  (Lat.) 
between  John  Darleye  gentleman  plaintiff,  and  Lancelot  Alountford 
gentleman  and  Bennetta  his  wife  deforciants,  whereby  the  latter  quit- 
claimed to  the  former  a  messuage,  cottages,  tofts  and  appurtenances  in 
Rawmarshe  in  consideration  of  /"SO.  Notes :  see  numbers  900  and 
900  (122)  above. 

786  (1571)  June  12th,  in  the  13th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Bond  (Lat.  and  Engl.) 

from  Robart  Modyclyf  of  Whytley  Wood  co  York  yeoman,  to  John 
Bryght  of  Hurlowe  in  the  same  county  yeoman,  in  £-{0,  to  perform 
covenants  contained  in  two  indentures  of  even  date.  Witnesses:  George 
Hancoke  clerk,  John  Steynrod,  James  Greves,  Edward  Hull.  Vellum  : 
one  skin  9i  x  8,  large  seal,  non-armorial.  Hurlowe  is  an  old  form  of 
Whirlow. 

772  (1571)    June  12th,  in  the  13th  year  of  EHzabeth.      Bond  (Lat.  and  Engl.) 

from  Robert  Modyclyf  of  Whytley  Wood  co  York  yeoman,  to  Edward 
Hall  of  Fulwood  "  weyver,"  in  £^0,  to  perform  covenants  contained  in 
indentures  of  even   date.       Witnesses :     George    Hancoke    clerk,   John 

Steynrod,  James  Greves,  Edward Vellum  :  one  skin  13X4, 

one  seal. 

257  1571    June  16th,  in  the  13th  year  of  Elizabeth.      Deed  of  Bargain  and 

Sale  (Lat.)  from  Robert  Modyclyffe  of  Whytley  Wood  co  York  yeoman 
to  Edward  Hall  of  Fulwood  co  York  "  weyver  "  of  a  close  or  pasture 
called  Lyme  Crofte  ;  and  also  a  close  or  pasture  called  Turne  Crofte ; 
and  a  parcel  of  land  called  HoUens,  as  then  divided  into  three 
several  closes ;  with  all  and  singular  the  appurtenances ;  which  closes 
or  pastures  lay  and  were  situate  in  Whytley  Wood  aforesaid,  and 
were  then  in  the  tenure  or  occupation  of  the  said  Edward  Hall  or  his 
undertenants.  Power  of  attorney  to  Thomas  Storks  and  John  Crokes 
yeoman  to  deliver  seisin.  Witnesses  :  Thomas  Stone,  Thomas  Smythe, 
Mathew  Rumford,  Ralph  Jacson  (?),  Robert  Barber,  John  vStone,  Hugh 
Smythe,  John  Ottes,  Henry  Pove,  Richard  Stone,  George  Hancok  clerk, 
John  Steynrod,  James  Greve,  John  Bright,  William  Greve.  Vellum  : 
one  skin  14  x  6i,  seal  in  good  condition. 

900  (155)  (1571)  October  3rd,  in  the  13th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Indenture  of  Lease 
(Engl.)  from  John  Cooke  of  **  Trenitye  Colledge  in  Cambridge  Batcheler 
of  devinitye  "  to  John  Darley  of  the  city  of  York  gentleman,  of  a  house  in 
Connistreete  (Coney  Street)  York,  lying  between  the  houses  of  Michell 
Brownerigge  and  Ffobert  Wharfe,  and  abutting  on  the  River  Ouse,  and 
formerly  in  the  tenure  of  George  Cooke,  for  a  term  of  twenty  one  years 
at  an  annual  rent  of  ^4.     Notes  :  see  number  900. 


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(1571)  October  20th,  in  the  13th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Bond  (Lat.  and  Engl.) 
from  John  Thwaites  of  Marsden  co  York  gentleman  to  Arthur  Clayton  of 
Sheffield  corvyser  (shoemaker),  in  ^40,  to  carry  out  the  sale  of  a  messuage 
in  the  occupation  of  Wm  Steaven  in  the  parish  of  Sheffield,  called 
"At  the  Woodsyde."  Witnesses  :  John  Mountiney,  John  Hamlocke  (?), 
John  Hanslyn,  Harye  Bocher,  Rychard  Helves.  Vellum  :  one  skin  9X5, 
one  seal  non-armorial. 

(1571)  November  15th,  in  the  13th  year  of  Elizabeth,  Michaelmas  Term. 
Recovery  (Lat.)  suffered  by  John  Darieye  gentleman  deforciant,  against 
Richard  Darley  and  Leonard  Chamberlayne  plaintiffs,  in  the  properties 
specified  in  number  900  (124).  Launcelot  Mountforthe  and  Benetta 
his  wife,  the  former  tenants  in  tail,  being  vouched  to  warranty, 
and  the  parties  being  severally  represented  by  their  attorneys  William 
Moorhouse,  Richard  Emerye,  and  Nicholas  Plumtree.  Notes :  see 
number  900. 

(1571)  December  2nd,  in  the  14th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Bond  (Lat.  and 
Engl.)  from  John  Thwayte  of  Marsten  in  the  county  of  the  city  of  York 
esquire  to  Arthur  Clayton  of  Sheffield  co  York  shoemaker,  in  ;^20,  to 
perform  covenants  contained  in  two  indentures  of  even  date.  Witnesses : 
Charles  Wharton,  Richard  Starby  clerk,  Bryan  Lancaster,  Wm  Bland, 
Richard  Roberts.  Vellum:  one  skin  11  x  4,  one  seal  non-armorial,  a 
bird. 

(1571-2)  March  10th,  in  the  14th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Deed  (Lat.)  con- 
firming a  grant  (made  in  pursuance  of  a  covenant  contained  in  indentures 
made  between  Jhon  Twhait  of  Marston  co  York  esquire  and  z\rthur 
Clayton  of  Sheffield  "  showmaker,"  dated  2nd  December  1571),  from  the 
said  Jhon  Twhait  to  the  said  Arthur  Clayton,  of  all  that  messuage,  with 
the  appurtenaces,  called  Woodsyde  in  the  parish  of  Sheffield,  with  a 
garden  and  an  orchard  adjoining ;  also  a  close,  divided  into  five  adjoining 
equal  parts,  between  Harrost  Lane  on  the  east,  and  Pearsfeldes  on 
the  west ;  and  abutting  towards  the  lord's  common  or  waste  on  the  south, 
and  towards  the  said  messuage  on  the  north ;  and  also  a  close  called 
Helhoyll,  situate  and  being  between  the  lord's  waste  aforesaid  on  the 
south,  and  Pearsfeldes  aforesaid  on  the  north  ;  and  abutting  towards  the 
waste  of  the  lord  on  the  west  and  east ;  and  also  a  croft  called  Orchard 
Crofte,  lying  between  land  of  Jhon  Creswicke  on  the  north,  and  towards 
the  common  or  King's  highway  on  the  south  ;  and  abutting  towards  the 
said  messuage  on  the  west,  and  the  King's  Highway  on  the  east;  also 
another  croft  lying  between  Harrost  Lane  aforesaid  on  the  west,  and 
towards  land  of  Robert  Bowman  on  the  east ;  and  abutting  on  land  of 


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Hugh  Chalner  on  the  south,  and  on  the  common  or  King's  highway  on 
the  north  ;  and  all  easements  and  appurtenances  with  the  same  usually 
enjoyed,  then  in  the  occupation  of  William  Stephyn.  Power  of  attorney 
to  William  Burrosse  and  James  Rawson  to  deliver  possession  and  seisin, 
of  which  a  memorandum  is  endorsed.  Witnesses  :  Nicholas  Wylkensone, 
Richard  Sykes,  William  Lee,  William  Robert,  Robert  Hawle,  Thomas 
Barelawe,  Arthur  Barelawe,  Lawrence  Brewell,  Lawrence  Bardley, 
William  Steaven,  Charles  Wharton,  Rychard  Starby  clerk,  Bryan 
Lancaster,  Wm  Bland,  Richard  Rolte.  Vellum  :  one  skin  lOi  x  9, 
seal  broken  and  obscure.  Notes:  the  grantor  signed  his  name  "Jhon 
Thwayte." 

755  and  778  1572,  15  days  after  Easter  (April  6th),  in  the  14th  year  of  Elizabeth. 
Final  Concord  in  duplicate  (Lat.)  between  Arthur  Clayton  plaintiff  and 
John  Thwayte  esquire  deforciant,  whereby  the  latter  quitclaimed  to  the 
former  a  messuage,  barn,  garden,  orchard,  four  acres  of  land  etc,  in 
Woodsyde  Sheffield,  in  consideration  of  £-^0.  Vellum  :  one  skin  each 
15  X  3. 

441  (1572)     September  2nd,  in  the  14th  year  of  Elizabeth.       Indenture  of 

Bargain  and  Sale  (Engl.)  by  John  Thwayte  of  Marsten  in  the  county 
of  the  city  of  York  esquire,  to  Arthur  Clayton  of  Sheffield  shoemaker, 
in  consideration  of  iTlO?  of  the  tenement  or  messuage  called  Woodsyde  in 
Sheffield  with  appurtenances,  being  in  the  occupation  of  William  Stephyn, 
with  covenants  on  the  part  of  Jhon  Thwayte,  Margaret  his  wife  and  James 
his  son  and  heir,  to  create  for  Arthur  Clayton  an  indefeasible  estate  in  the 
properties  by  fine  or  recovery  with  single  or  "  dooble  vowcher  "  etc,  clear 
of  all  incumbrances,  except  the  chief  rent,  the  interest  held  by  Barbara 
Cotton  then  wife  of  Thomas  Cotton  sometime  of  Coleye  esquire  for  her 
life  if  she  survived  him,  and  a  lease  made  by  Thomas  and  Barbara  Cotton 
to  Wylliam  Stephin.  Signed  :  Thomas  Thwayte.  Witnesses  :  Charles 
Wharton,  Rychard  Starby,  Bryan  Lancaster,  Wm  Bland,  Richard 
Robert.     Vellum  :  one  skin,  large  seal  with  bird  and  motto. 

241  (1572)    September  14th,  in  the  14th  year  of  Elizabeth.      Grant    (Lat.) 

by  Richard  Parker  of  Morehouse  in  Gledles  (Gleadless)  co  York  yeoman 
to  Robert  Parker  his  son,  of  a  cottage  situate  in  Gledles,  on  the  east  of 
his  capital  messuage  called  Morehouse  ;  with  a  croft  and  a  house,  called 
an  ovenhouse  (?  bakehouse),  and  part  of  the  fold ;  namely,  the  half 
adjoining  the  cottage ;  and  also  a  parcel  of  pasture  land  containing  by 
estimation  three  roods,  lying  in  Daw  Fyeld,  between  the  land  of  George 
Earl  of  Shrewsbury  on  the  west  and  the  common  (?)  called  Westwod  on 
the  east ;  and  abutting  against  the  said  cottage  and  croft  on  the  north. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  9i  x  5^,  seal  of  red  wax,  in  good  condition. 


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1573  September  11th,  in  the  15th  year  of  Elizabeth.    Release  and  Quit 

Claim  (Engl.)  from  Thomas  Lee  of  Ecclessall  yeoman,  in  performance  of 
an  award  of  the  29th  April  made  by  the  Rt  Hon  George  Earl  of  Shrews- 
bury K.G.  Earl  Marshal,  to  Thomas  Dale  of  Hye  Stors  in  the  county  of 
York  yeoman,  of  a  close  of  arable  land  called  "  the  field  above  the  lathe," 
abutting  on  the  "lathe"  and  the  "rough  field,"  with  a  new  "kylnehouse"; 
and  of  a  close  of  arable  ground  called  Brownefield,  lying  between 
the  "  field  above  the  lathe  "  and  the  land  of  William  Haslam  and  Thomas 
Steynrod,  and  of  a  close  called  Roughe  Field  lying  between  the 
common  and  "  the  field  above  the  lathe "  and  Brownefield ;  and  of  a 
meadow  called  Neyther  Inge,  lying  between  the  land  of  the  lord  of 
Ecclessall  and  the  common,  and  of  a  "  Sprynge  or  Grove  of  Woodd  " 
lying  between  Roughe  Field  and  a  "  brydle  stye  "  on  the  north,  all  in 
Bentihaghe  in  Ecclessall.  Witnesses:  E  Shrewsbury  (?),  John  Jackson, 
William  Cudworth,  Christopher  Chapman,  Thomas  Olerton,  James 
Turnour.     Vellum:  one  skin  ISi  ^  8,  seal  missing. 

1574  September  12th,  in  the  16th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Deed  of  Bargain 

and  Sale  (Lat.)  from  John  Cooke  clerk,  of  Trinity  College  Cambridge, 
Bachelor  of  Theology,  to  John  Darley  of  the  city  of  York  gentleman, 
of  a  messuage  with  appurtenances  in  Connistrete  (Coney  Street)  York, 
in  the  parish  of  Saint  Martin,  lying  between  the  house  of  John  Bilbowe 
and  that  in  the  tenure  of  Robert  Wharf e  alias  Allelye,  and  abutting  on 
the  river  Owze,  late  in  the  tenure  of  George  Cooke.  Power  of  attorney 
to  John  Standeven  and  Ingram  Musgrave  gentlemen,  to  deliver  seisen. 
Notes:  see  numbers  900  and  900  (157)  below. 

1574  September  12th,  in  the  16th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Bond  (Lat.  and 
Engl.)  between  John  Cooke  of  Trinity  College  Cambridge,  Bachelor 
of  Theology,  and  John  Darley  of  the  city  of  York  gentleman,  in  ^200, 
to  acquit  the  latter  of  any  previous  charges  upon  a  house  in  Connistreete 
and  to  make  legal  assurance  if  required.  Notes :  see  numbers  900. 
and  900  (156)  above. 

(1574)  September  12th,  in  the  16th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Indenture  of 
Bargain  and  Sale  (Engl.)  by  Launcelott  Momforthe  of  Kilnhurst 
gentleman  to  John  Darley  of  the  city  of  York  gentleman,  in  consideration 
of  £lb^  of  a  messuage  in  Rawmarshe,  with  appurtenances,  crofts,  closes, 
orchards,  meadows  and  arable  land  with  appurtenances  called  or  lying 
in  places  called,  Beertrees,  Rydings,  Netherfeilde,  Aldwarke,  Dyke  Lands, 
Blackepitts,  Rushye  Furthes,  Crawthorne,  Netherside  of  Holmsike,  Hole- 
sike,  Gosebutts,  Croft  Side,  Small  Roydes,  New  Raykes,  Bleisbye  Banks, 
Kirklands,  Windmill,  Copies,  Garthends,  Roger  Hall  Croftes,  Orgraves, 


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Shawlands,  Caldwell  Dale,  Long  Peas  Hill,  Cockerhowse,  all  then  in  the 
tenure  of  George  Satherthwayt  at  an  annual  rent  of  four  marks  and 
eight  hens ;  also  a  cottage  and  croft  in  Rawmarshe  then  in  the  tenure 
of  Robert  Bates  at  an  annual  rent  of  10s  and  one  hen ;  and  another 
cottage  and  garden  with  butts  called  Lees  in  Wright's  close,  then  in 
the  tenure  of  Thomas  Turner  at  a  rent  of  5s  and  one  hen.  Notes :  see 
number  900. 

900  (126)  (1575)  May  11th,  ni  the  17th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Recovery  (Lat.) 
suffered  by  John  Darleye  gentleman  deforciant,  against  Richard 
Darley  and  Leonard  Chamberlaine  esquires  plaintiffs,  in  the  properties 
specified  in  number  900  (125)  above.  Launcelott  Momfort  being 
vouched  to  warranty,  and  the  parties  being  severally  represented  by 
their  attorneys  Martin  Earle,  John  Laundere  and  Francis  Cooke. 
Notes  :    see  number  900. 

900  (165)  (1577)  April  4th,  m  the  19th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Lease  (Lat.)  from 
George  Cooke  then  dwelling  in  Pontefract,  citizen  and  hosier  of  the 
city  of  York,  to  Robert  Wharfe  alias  Hallelay  baker  of  the  same  and 
Ezabell  his  wife,  of  a  messuage  in  Connistreete,  for  the  term  of 
their  lives  or  of  the  survivor  of  them  at  an  annual  rent  of  12s. 
Notes:  see  numbers  900  and  900  (162).  Instead  of  Kirklande  this 
deed  mentions  the  tenement  and  lands  of  Roland  Axbie  as  the  southern 
boundary. 

900  (158)  1577  April  Uth,  m  the  19th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Covenant  (Engl.) 
between  John  Cooke  of  Trinity  College  Cambridge  clerk  Bachelor  of 
Divinity,  and  John  Darley  of  the  city  of  York,  to  levy  a  fine  on 
the  property  specified  in  number  900  (156).     Notes:  see  number  900. 

900  (160)  1578  March  27th.  Memorandum  (Engl.)  made  by  arbitrators  un- 
named, who  were  chosen  to  view  a  brick  wall  between  the  garden 
of  John  Darley  in  Cunnistreete  York  and  the  garden  of  John  Billowe. 
Notes :    see  number  900. 

900  (159)  (1578-9)  January  23rd,  m  the  21st  year  of  Elizabeth.  Final  Concord 
(Lat.)  between  John  Darley  gentleman  plaintiff  and  John  Cooke  clerk 
deforciant,  whereby  the  latter  quitclaimed  to  the  former  a  messuage 
and  garden  in  the  parish  of  Saint  Martin  in  the  city  of  York  in  con- 
sideration of  ;^40.     Notes :    see  number  900. 

435  (1579)   May  23rd,  in  the  17th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Assignment  (Engl.) 

of  the   unexpired   portion   of   a   21   years   lease   in   a    "  measse   of  ffyve 
bayes "    and  a      haulf  measse  of  iii  bayes,"    with   certain   fields   closes 


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and  appurtenances  in  Whiteley  Wood,  by  Thomas  Dale  of  Hie  Storres 
in  the  parish  of  Sheffield  yeoman,  to  Henry  Brighte  of  Whiteley  Wood 
yeoman,  in  consideration  of  £8  8s.  The  premises,  in  which  Thomas 
Dale  was  living,  were  leased  by  Robert  Modicliff  of  Whiteley  Wood 
to  Christopher  Northe  of  Ecclesall  webster,  by  an  indenture  of  March  5th 
4  Elizabeth  (1561-2);  assigned  by  the  latter  to  John  North  of  Ecclesall 
yeoman,  by  an  indenture  of  June  19th  15  Elizabeth  (1573)  and  again 
assigned  to  Thomas  Dale,  April  12th  17  Elizabeth  (1575).  Thus  about 
eight  years  of  the  original  lease  had  then  still  to  run.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
11    X    10,  seal. 

(1580)  May  Uth,  in  the  22nd  year  of  Elizabeth.  Recovery  (Lat.) 
suffered  by  Charles  Jackson  gentleman  against  Charles  Jackson  esquire, 
Robert  Archyngton,  Roger  Mallett,  William  Jackson  and  Samuel  Asheton 
gentlemen  plaintiflfs,  in  half  of  the  manor  of  Sharlston  and  12  messuages, 
6  tofts,  40  acres  of  land,  60  acres  of  meadow,  160  acres  of  pasture, 
20  acres  of  wood  and  100  acres  of  moor,  with  the  appurtenances,  in 
Sharlston.  The  attorney  of  Francis  Jackson  was  William  Barker  ;  and 
John  Howell  was  vouched  to  warranty.  Richard  Goodericke  esquire 
was  sheriff".     Vellum  :    one  skin   19  x  10,  seal   missing. 

1580  July  29th,  in  the  22nd  year  of  Elizabeth.  Charter  (Lat.)  confirm- 
ing a  grant  from  William  Northe  of  Folshame  co  Norfolk  husbandman 
and  Ursula  his  wife,  natural  daughter  of  George  Cooke  of  the  city  of 
York  hosier  to  John  Darley  of  the  city  of  York,  of  a  messuage  in 
Connistreete  formerly  in  the  tenure  of  Robert  Wharfe  alias  Alleley 
and  then  in  the  tenure  of  Isabell  Wharfe  widow,  in  consideration  of  ;^20. 
Notes:  see  numbers  900  and  900  (162).  The  northern  and  western 
boundaries  are  here  given  as  the  house  of  John  Darley  and  his  garden. 

1580  July  29th,  in  the  22nd  year  of  Elizabeth.     Indenture  of  Bargfain 

and  Sale  (Engl.)  from  William  North  of  Foulsam  co  Norfolk  husband- 
man and  Ursula  his  wife,  one  of  the  daughters  of  George  Cooke  late  of 
the  city  of  York  esquire,  to  John  Darley  of  the  city  of  York  gentleman, 
in  consideration  of  ;^20,  of  a  messuage  in  Connistreete,  then  in  the 
tenure  of  Isabell  Wharfe,  with  copies  of  deeds  relating  thereto.  Notes  : 
see  numbers  900  and  900  (162). 

(1580)  11th  November,  in  the  22nd  year  of  Elizabeth.  Deed  of  Bar^^ain 
and  Sale  (Lat.)  from  Agnes  Alder  of  Sand  Huton  co  York  widow  relict 
of  John  Alger  (sic)  deceased,  to  John  Darley  of  the  city  of  York 
gentleman,  of  the  garthe  or  close  of  pasture  lying  at  Beanehills  in  the 
city   of    York,    between    a   close    then    in    the    tenure    of    Richard    Bell 


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gentleman,  a  close  in  the  tenure  of  Thomas  Gibson,  a  ditch  called 
King's  Dyke,  and  the  high  road,  which  garth  was  then  late  in  the  tenure 
of  Henry  Swinburne  or  of  Hugh  Graves  alderman  of  the  city.  Notes: 
see  number  900. 

900  (171)  (1580)  November  11th,  in  the  21st  year  of  Elizabeth.  Indenture  of 
Bargain  and  Sale  (Engl.)  from  Agnes  Algar  of  Sandhulton  co  York 
widow,  relict  of  John  Algar  deceased,  to  John  Darley  of  the  city  of 
York  gentleman,  of  one  garthe  or  close  of  pasture  ground  at  the  Beane- 
hilles  in  York,  late  in  the  tenure  of  Henry  Swinburne,  lying  between 
closes  in  the  tenure  of  Richard  Bell  gentleman  and  Thomas  Gibson, 
a  dyke  called  the  King's  Dyke,  and  the  highway ;  clear  of  all  charges, 
in  consideration  of  ^21.     Notes:  see  number  900, 

900  (168)  (1580-1)  February  12th,  in  the  23rd  year  of  Elizabeth.  Recovery  (Lat.) 
suffered  by  John  Darley  gentleman  against  Percival  Levit  plaintiff, 
in  a  messuage  and  garden  in  Connistreete  in  the  city  of  York.  Thomas 
Metcalfe  was  attorney  of  John  Darley,  and  Robert  Clough  of  William 
North  and  Ursula  his  wife,  who  were  vouchees.  Robert  Mawe  and 
Leonard  Best  were  sheriffs  of  Yorkshire.  Notes :  see  number  900. 
An  apparently  irrelevant  note  follows  to  the  effect  that  John  Darley 
was  allowed  to  continue  building  on  an  empty  space,  between  his 
house  late  in  the  tenure  of  Christopher  Metcalfe,  and  a  tenement 
then  in  the  tenure  of  Haxbye's  wife  in  the  parish  of  Saint  Martin's, 
and  next  to  a  lane.  Those  who  agreed  to  this,  had  a  note  made  in 
the  "Church   booke." 

900  (141)  (1582)  Michaelmas  Term  (October  9th  to  November  28th),  in  the  24th 
and  25th  years  of  Elizabeth.  Recovery  (Lat.)  suffered  by  William 
West  against  Peter  Tripett,  in  10  acres  of  meadow  in  Kilnhurst  and 
Rawmarshe.  Launcelot  Mountfort  was  the  first  vouchee  to  warranty, 
David  Howell  the  second.  Edmund  Sutton  was  Mountfort's  attorney. 
Sir  Robert  Stappelton  knight  was  a  sheriff  of  Yorkshire.  Notes :  see 
number  900. 

759  (1583)  Wednesday  April  16th,  in  the  25th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Copy  of 

Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Cowley,  records  that  at  a  View  of 
Frank  Pledge  and  Court  Baron  of  Barbara  Cotton,  held  on  the  above 
date,  the  homage  presented  that  George  Shawe  had  died  seised  of  a 
messuage  and  copyhold  lands  in  Crookes,  formerly  in  the  tenure  of 
John  Shawe  his  father  ;  a  sixth  part  of  a  messuage  and  copyhold  land 
in  Crookes,  surrendered  to  his  use  by  John  Hobson  at  a  court  held 
4th  August  1 1  Elizabeth  ;  a  cottage  and  land  in  Crookes,  surrendered  by 


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Robert  Shemell  4th  August,  1 1  Elizabeth,  also  that  George  the  son  and  heir 
of  George  Shawe  had  died  and  that  the  next  heir  was  Thomas  Shawe, 
brother  of  George  Shawe,  who  was  admitted  tenant.  Leonard  Bamforth, 
steward.     Vellum  :  one  skin  122   ^  7. 

900  (127)  (1583)  July  25th,  in  the  25th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Indenture  of  Bargain 
and  Sale  (Lat.)  by  Launcelot  Momforthe  of  Kilnhurst  gentleman,  to 
John  Darleye  of  the  city  of  York  gentleman,  in  consideration  of  ;^90, 
of  a  messuage  called  the  Sodd  House  in  Kilnhurst  with  crofts  and  tofts, 
called,  or  lying  on  lands  called,  Long  Pighell,  North  Ynges,  and  Elfe 
Ynge,  then  in  the  tenure  of  John  Watterall.     Notes :  see  number  900. 

900  (128)  (1583)  October  3rd,  in  the  25th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Indenture  of 
Bargain  and  Sale  (Lat.)  from  Launcelot  Momfort  of  Kilnhurst  co 
York  gentleman,  to  John  Darleye  of  the  city  of  York  gentleman,  in 
consideration  of  ;^20,  of  a  close  of  meadow  and  pasture  called 
Spring  Tonge  alias  Over  Spenns,  lying  in  Kilnhurst  and  then  in  the 
tenure  of  the  vendor.     Notes :    see  number  900. 

(1583-4)  February  9th,  in  the  26th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Indenture  of 
Bargain  and  Sale  (Lat.)  from  Launcelot  Mountfort  of  Kilnhurst  co  York 
gentleman,  to  John  Darleye  of  the  city  of  York  gentleman,  in  considera- 
tion of  :^220,  of  a  tenement  and  cottage  with  appurtenances  in  Over- 
halghe,  then  in  the  tenure  of  Anthony  Mariott,  and  also  of  various  closes 
fully  described.  Personal  Names :  Edward  Coosin,  William  Wood, 
Thomas  Hunsfielde,  William  Waynwrighte.  Place  Names :  Northfeild, 
the  Moor  of  Kilnhurst,  Dyott  Ynge,  Sagar  Close,  Middle  Carr,  Potterdyke, 
Swinton  Moor,  Tibbe  Sicke,  Little  Horsecroft,  Five  Rood  Cloase, 
Great  Horse  Croft,  Swinton,  Rawmarshe.     Notes :  see  number  900. 

(1584)  April  4th,  in  the  26th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Release  and  Quit 
Claim  (Lat.)  from  William  W^est  of  Roderham  co  York  gentleman,  to 
John  Darleye  of  the  city  of  York  gentleman,  of  a  close  called  Middle  Carr 
in  Kilnhurst,  lying  between  the  Oxeclose,  Narcar,  and  Far  Carr.  Notes : 
see  number  900. 

1584  May  4th,  in  the  26th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Conveyance  (Lat.)  from 
Launcelot  Mountfort  of  Kilnhurst  in  the  parish  of  Rawmarshe  co  York 
gentleman,  to  John  Darley  of  the  city  of  York  gentleman,  of  a  capital 
messuage  called  Kilnhurst  with  appurtenances  and  various  closes  in  Kiln- 
hurst. Personal  Names  :  William  Wilcocke.  Place  Names :  Kilnehurst 
Greene,     Cunygarthe,    Narr    Carr,    Westfielde,     Eastfielde,     Hunsflat, 


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Kilnehurst  Lane,  Stony  Hawes,  Gread  (sic)  Todhole,  Little  Todhole, 
Shepefortflatt,  Great  Spenns,  Rotehamfordflatts,  two  watermills  of  Kiln- 
hurst.     Notes  :  see  number  900. 

900  (132)  (1584)  May  4th,  in  the  26th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Indenture  of  Covenant 
(Engl.)  between  Launcelot  Mountfort  of  Kilnhurst  co  York  gentleman, 
and  John  Darleye  of  the  city  of  York  gentleman,  recites  that  the  former 
had  conveyed  to  the  latter  divers  lands  etc  by  the  following  writings 
(l)  Indenture  July  12th  25  Elizabeth — a  messuage  and  lands  then  in  the 
tenure  of  John  Watterall ;  (2)  Indenture  October  3rd  25  Elizabeth — a  close 
called  Springe  Tonge;  (3)  Indenture  February  9th  26  Elizabeth — a  tenement 
in  Overhalghe  and  lands  in  Kilnhurste,  Rawmarshe,  Overhalghe  and 
Swinton ;  (4)  Deed  poll  of  even  date — a  capital  messuage  called  Kilnhurst 
and  divers  lands  in  Kilnhurst  and  a  cottage  in  Rawmarshe.  The  parties 
severally  covenanted  to  levy  a  fine  and  suffer  a  recovery  to  the  use  of 
John  Darleye.  Notes:  see  number  900;  and  number  900  (133)  for  the 
fine,  and  numbers  900  (133)  and  (134)  for  the  recovery. 

900  (134)  (1584)  Michaelmas  Term  (October  9  to  November  28th),  in  the  26th  year 
of  Elizabeth.  Recovery  (Lat.)  suffered  by  John  Darleye  gentleman, 
against  Parcivall  Levet  gentleman,  and  William  Towry  gentleman,  in  the 
properties  specified  in  900  (132),  Launcelot  Mountforth  being  the  first 
vouchee.  Date  of  Exemplification  28th  November  27  Elizabeth.  Notes : 
see  number  900. 

900  (136)     (1587)  June  30th,   in  the  29th  year  of  Elizabeth.      Release  and  Quit 

Claim  (Engl.)  from  Launcelott  Mountfort  of  Kilnhurst  co  York  gentleman 
to  John  Darley  of  the  city  of  York  gentleman,  of  properties  specified  in 
numbers  900  (131)  and  (132).     Notes:  see  number  900. 

900  (137)  1588  April  9th,  in  the  30th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Release  and  Quit 
Claim  (Engl.)  from  Thomas  Mountfort  of  the  city  of  London  gentleman 
to  John  Darleye  of  the  city  of  York  gentleman,  of  properties  specified  in 
number  900  (131)  and  (132).     Notes:  see  number  900. 

900  (133)  1588  Easter  Term  (April  24th  to  May  20th),  in  the  30th  year  of  Eliza- 
beth. Exemplification  (Lat.)  of  legal  proceedings  leading  to  a  fine 
(1)  Writ  Pnecipe  29th  April  26  Elizabeth;  (2)  Fine  for  licence  of 
concord ;  (3)  Writ  Capiendi  Recognicioneni  and  return  30th  April  26 
Elizabeth;  (4)  Final  concord  Easter  Term  1584,  between  John  Darley 
gentleman  plaintiff  and  Launcelot  Mountford  gentleman  deforciant ; 
whereby  the  latter  quitclaimed  to  the  former  3  messuages,  3  cottages, 
1  watermill,  1  dovecot,  3  gardens,  3  orchards  and  320  acres  in  Overhalghe, 


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Rawmarshe,  Swynton  and  Kilnhurst  in  consideration  of  ;^200.  Note*  : 
see  numbers  900  and  900  (132).  These  proceedings  belong  to  1584,  but 
the  exemplification  is  dated  as  above. 

[135)  (1588)  April  24th,  in  the  30th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Exemplification  (Lat.) 
of  legal  proceedings  leading  to  a  recovery,  (l)  Writ  Prcscipe  26th  May 
1584;  (2)  Writ  to  the  sheriff  of  Yorkshire  ordering  him  to  summon 
Lancelot  Mountfort  as  warranty  to  John  Darley  19th  June  1584 ; 
(3)  Writ  to  the  same  to  give  seisin  to  Parcivall  Levet  and  William 
Towry  6th  November  1584;  (4)  Note  to  the  effect  that  the  seisin  was 
given  19th  November  and  that  William  West  and  William  Buckleye 
were  attorneys  of  John  Darley  and  Edmund  Sutton  of  Lancelot  Mount- 
fort.  Notes  :  the  recovery  referred  to  here  is  given  in  900  (134)  and 
the  properties  in  number  900  (132)  and  (133).  These  proceedings 
belong  to  1584,  but  the  exemplification  is  dated  as  above. 

(1588)  August  29th,  in  the  30th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Indenture  of 
Bargain  and  Sale  (Lat.)  from  W'illiam  W^est  of  Rotheram  co  York 
gentleman,  to  John  Darleye  of  the  city  of  York  gentleman,  of  a  close 
called  Overcarr,  lying  in  Kilnhurst  co  York  between  a  close  of  Godfrey 
Fuljambe  esquire  called  Thoxclose,  a  close  called  Coote  Medowes  parcel 
of  Aldwarke,  and  a  close  called  Middle  Carr  parcel  of  Kilnhurst ;  then  in 
the  tenure  of  Anthony  Maryott.     Notes  :  see  number  900. 

1588  December  31st,  in  the  31st  year  of  Elizabeth.  Deed  of  Feoff- 
ment (Engl.)  from  Thomas  Mountfort  of  the  city  of  London  gentleman, 
to  John  Darley  of  the  city  of  York  gentleman,  of  a  parcel  of  "  wayste  of 
the  moore  or  common  of  Hoton  Robert  lyinge  neere  the  water  of  Dun  at  a 
certayne  place  ther  called  Rhotamford."  Power  of  attorney  to  Godfrey 
Petty  and  Thomas  Brooke  to  deliver  seisin.  Notes :  see  number  900. 
This  deed  of  feoffment  was  copied  twice  into  the  Register. 

(1589)  April  27th,  in  the  31st  year  of  Elizabeth.     Indenture  of  Barg-ain 

and  Sale  (Engl.)  from  Thomas  Mountfort  of  the  city  of  London  gentle- 
man, to  John  Darleye  of  the  city  of  York  gentleman,  of  a  toft  and  croft 
in  Hoton  Roberts  co  York  late  in  the  tenure  of  Richard  Hearinge,  and  a 
water  mill  at  Kilnhurst  formerly  in  the  tenure  of  Robert  Balie  and  then  of 
Thomas  Hunsfielde,  with  sufficient  land  on  the  moor  of  Hooton  Roberts 
"  to  fast  and  binde  one  milne  damm  uppon  to  be  erected  and  builded  of 
pyles,  and  wyndings  w^^i  call  hedges  (tall  hedges  ?)  of  the  water  of 
Done  at  a  place  there  called  Rhotam  Ford,"  and  to  use  the  soil  of  the 
"farr  banke,"  late  the  inheritance  of  Thomas  Wentworthe  esquire 
deceased.     An  indenture  between  Christopher  Mountfort  and  Meriall  his 


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wife  and  Thomas  Mountfort  24  January  3  and  4  Philip  and  Mary  is 
mentioned.  Power  of  attorney  to  Godfreye  Pettye  and  Frauncis  Brooke 
to  deliver  seisin.     Notes  :   see  number  900. 

900  (138)     1589  December  26th,  in  the  32nd  year  of  Elizabeth.     Release  and  Quit 

Claim  (Engl.)  from  Thomas  Mountfort  of  the  city  of  London  gentleman, 
to  John  Darleye  of  the  city  of  York  gentleman,  of  a  rent  charge  of  £b  on 
a  mill  at  Kilnhurst  and  of  any  rights  he  might  have  in  the  lordship  of 
Kilnhurst  and  lands  at  Rawmarshe,  Overhalghe,  Swinton  and  Hoton 
Roberts  co  York.     Notes  :  see  number  900. 

900  (139)  (1589-90)  March  9th,  in  the  32nd  year  of  Elizabeth.  Release  and  Quit 
Claim  (Engl.)  from  Beatrix  Robbinson  widow,  late  wife  of  Lawrence 
Robbinson  late  of  the  city  of  York  alderman  deceased,  and  daughter  of 
Launcelot  Mountfort  late  of  Kilnhurst  co  York  deceased,  to  John  Darleye 
of  the  city  of  York  gentleman,  of  lands  in  Kilnhurst  etc.  Notes :  see 
numbers  900  and  900  (131)  and  (138). 

900  (152)     1591   July   22nd,   in    the   33rd  year  of  Elizabeth.       Release  and    Quit 

Claim  (Lat.)  by  Richard  Browne  of  Mexbrough  co  York  esquire,  to 
William  Burton  of  Bilhil  co  Wilt  yeoman,  of  a  messuage  and  lands 
in  Swinton.  The  deed  recites  a  previous  indenture  of  sale  of  July  16th  of 
the  same  year,  wherein  the  consideration  of  ^60  was  stated.  Notes :  see 
number  900. 

900  (153)  1592(-3)  February  14th,  in  the  35th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Deed  of  Feoff- 
ment (Lat.)  from  W^illiam  Burton  of  Swinton  co  York  yeoman  to  John 

•  Darley  of  the  city  of  York  gentleman,  in  consideration  of  £\2,  of  a  close 

called  Five  Roddes  Close  in  Swinton,  lying  next  to  the  lordship  of 
Kilnhurst,  with  two  headbutts  then  lately  enclosed  lying  on  the 
north  side  of  the  close  and  abutting  on  Kilnehurst  Laine  (sic),  on  a 
close  of  John  Darley  called  Five  Roodes  (sic)  or  Horsecroft,  and  on  a  close 
of  the  same  called  Diet  Ynge,  part  of  the  manor  of  Kilnehurst.  Notes : 
see  number  900. 

900  (145)  (1592)  June  8th,  in  the  34th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Indenture  of 
Bargain  and  Sale  (Lat.)  from  Richard  Browne  of  Mexbrough  esquire, 
to  John  Darleye  of  the  city  of  York  gentleman,  of  two  closes  in  Swynton, 
called  the  Over  Horsecroft  then  in  the  tenure  of  William  Burton,  and  the 
Nether  Horsecroft  then  in  the  tenure  of  ...  .  Menlove  and  also  of 
"  two  selions  or  arable  lands  containing  by  estimation  half  an  acre."  The 
situation    of    these    parcels    is   described.      Personal    Names :    Richard 


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Wortley,  Thomas  Hunt.  Place  Names:  Spennes,  Fyve  Rodes,  Diet 
Inge,  the  manor  of  Kilnhurst,  Horscrofts,  North  Inges,  the  highway  from 
Swinton  to  Kilnhurst.     Notes  :  see  number  900. 

(1592)  August  12th,  in  the  34th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Release  and 
Quit  Claim  (Lat.)  from  Oliver  Plates  clerk  lately  "juratus"  of  the 
parish  church  of  Mexborough  co  York,  William  Farburn,  John  Okes, 
and  John  Blacksmith  of  Mexborough,  to  John  Darley  of  the  city  of 
York  gentleman,  of  a  parcel  of  ground  called  Nether  Horsecroft,  late 
in  the  tenure  of  Margret  Menlove  widow  of  Swinton,  which  land  they 
acquired  from  Thomas  White  of  Swinton  yeoman.  Notes :  see 
number  900. 

1592  November  9th,  in  the  34th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Charter  (Lat.) 
confirming  a  grant  from  Thomas  Darley  of  Brearley  co  York  gentle- 
man, to  John  Darley  of  the  city  of  York  gentleman,  of  an  annual  rent 
of  5s  issuing  from  a  tenement  in  Rawmarshe,  formerly  in  the  tenure 
of  Thomas  Dyson,  then  of  Anne  Dyson  relict  of  John  Dyson  deceased. 
Notes :  see  number  900. 

(1592-3)  February  13th,  in  the  35th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Deed  of 
Feoffment  (Lat.)  from  William  Burton  of  Swinton  co  York  yeoman, 
to  John  Darley  of  the  city  of  York  gentleman,  of  a  close  called  Fyve 
Rodes  Close  lying  in  Swinton  adjacent  to  Kilnehirst  House.  Notes  : 
see  number  900. 

;i49)     1595  May  13th,  in  the  37th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Indenture  of  Bargain 

and  Sale  (Lat.)  from  Richard  Browne  of  Mexburgh  co  York  esquire, 
to  Laurence  Waide  of  Swinton  co  York  yeoman,  of  a  close  of  meadow 
in  Swinton  called  Litle  Tode  Hode,  lying  between  lands  of  the 
vendor  and  William  Abson  and  the  River  Dune,  then  in  the  tenure 
of  William  Burton  and  others.  Power  of  attorney  to  Richard  Hanson 
of  Wath  to  deliver  seisin.  The  consideration  was  £2^.  Notes :  see 
number  900. 

(1595)  September  26th,  in  the  37th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Indenture  of 
Bargain  and  Sale  (Lat.)  from  Richard  Browne  of  Mexborough  co 
York  esquire,  to  John  Darley  of  the  city  of  York  gentleman,  of  two 
closes  in  Swinton,  called  Turne  Riddinge  alias  Turne  Royding,  and 
Great  Tode  Hole.  These  closes  are  described.  Personal  Names : 
Richard  Wortley  esquire,  Richard  Bindley,  William  Abson.  Place 
Names :  Rotamford  Flatts  alias  Milne  Closes,  the  river  Don.  Notes : 
see  number  900. 


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900  (150)  1595  December  1st,  in  the  38th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Indenture  of 
Bargain  and  Sale  (Lat.)  from  Laurence  Waid  of  Swinton  co  York 
yeoman,  to  John  Darley  of  the  city  of  York  gentleman,  of  a  close  in 
Swinton  called  Litle  Tode  Hole,  lying  between  the  lands  of  William 
Abson,  the  river  Dun  and  a  close  called  Turme  Ridding,  then  in  the  tenure 
of  William  Burton  and  others.     Notes  :  see  numbers  900  and  900  (149). 

900  (154)  1602(-3)  February  19th,  in  the  45th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Release  and 
Quit  Claim  (Lat.)  by  William  Burton  of  Swinton  co  York  yeoman  to 
John  Darley  of  the  city  of  York  gentleman,  of  the  close  mentioned  in 
number  900  (155).     Notes  :  see  number  900. 

491  1603  July  12th,  in  the  1st  year  of  James  L     Deed  of  Partition  (Engl.) 

between  Hugh  Smith  of  Ellcliffe  in  the  parish  of  Sheffield  cutler  and 
Johan  his  wife  of  the  one  part  and  Thomas  Dent  of  Milnhowses  in  the 
said  parish  yeoman  and  Alice  his  wife  of  the  other  part ;  whereby,  after 
reciting  that  Robert  Burrowes  then  late  of  Ellcliffe  aforesaid  deceased, 
did  in  his  lifetime  convey  unto  feoffees,  a  messauge  and  an  oxgang  of 
land,  with  the  appurtenances,  called  Ellcliffe  ;  to  the  use  of  the  said  Johan 
and  Alice  his  daughters;  and  that  Johan  had  married  the  said  Hugh  Smith, 
and  Alice  had  married  the  said  Thomas  Dent;  and  reciting  the  agreement 
for  the  partition  of  the  said  messuage  and  land,  by  the  erection  of  a  wall  for 
dividing  the  same ;  the  said  Thomas  Dent  and  Alice  his  wife  granted  to 
Hugh  and  Johan  and  the  heirs  of  Johan,  all  the  houses  and  buildings 
standing  and  being  on  the  west  side  of  the  said  wall ;  viz.,  the  ould  or 
auncient  dwellingehouse,  one  barn  or  lath",  containing  by  estimation 
three  bayes,  one  smithy,  and  one  stable  ;  the  half  of  a  close  in  which  the 
dwellinghouse  stood  ;  one  close  called  Broomefeild  ;  one  other  close  called 
Threepeny  Medowe ;  the  half  of  a  Little  Spring  called  Littlewood,  viz., 
the  half  lying  towards  the  east ;  and  a  close  called  Porter  Croft,  with  a 
cottage  at  the  north  end,  lying  near  to  a  place  called  Clyff :  and  the  said 
Hugh  Smith  and  Johan  his  wife  granted  to  the  said  Thomas  Dent  and 
Alice  and  the  heirs  of  Alice,  all  the  said  houses  and  buildings  standing  and 
being  on  the  east  side  of  the  said  wall,  viz.,  a  messuage  then  in  the 
occupation  of  Thomas  Sikes;  a  barne  or  lath  containing  one  baye  ;  one 
smithy  and  a  "kilne  or  kilne-house"  ;  one  yard  or  croft  in  which  the  said 
house  and  barn  stood  ;  the  other  half  of  the  close  in  which  the  house, 
granted  to  Hugh  and  Johan  and  the  smithy  and  kilne  stood ;  a  close  called 
Wheatfield  ;  another  called  Busky  Medowe ;  the  other  half  of  the  Spring 
called  Littlewood  ;  and  a  close  called  Little  Medowe,  lying  at  a  place 
called  Crookesmoresyde.  Witnesses  :  Ja  Cresswicke,  Thomas  M  .  .  .  , 
Tho  Bate,  Wm  Lee.  Vellum:  one  skin  21  X  13,  one  seal  missing,  the 
other  bears  a  stag. 


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421  1603(-4)     Hilary  Term  (January  23rd  to  February  13th),  in  the  1st  year  of 

James  I.  Final  Concord  (Lat.)  between  John  Howie  and  William 
Howie  plaintiffs  and  Thomas  Skargell  and  Elizabeth  his  wife  deforciants, 
whereby  the  latter  quit  claimed  to  the  former,  1  barn,  12  acres  of  land, 
2  acres  of  meadow,  4  acres  of  wood,  and  common  of  pasture  in  Crookes, 
Cowley,  Halom,  Byerley  and  Sheffield  in  consideration  of  £^1.  Vellum  : 
one  skin  15x5. 

757  1604  November  18th,  in  the  2nd  year  of  James  I.     Release  and  Quit 

Claim  (Engl.)  from  Homfrey  Beamounte  senior  of  Netherton  in  the 
township  of  Southcrosland  co  York,  yeoman,  to  Thomas  Beamounte  of 
Melthame  his  younger  son,  of  a  messuage,  lands  and  appurtenances  in 
Melthame.  Witnesses  :  "  Thomas  Crosleay  by  me  John  Brooke,"  John 
Lockwod,  John  Armitage,  James  Beamounte,  Roger  Armitage.  Vellum  : 
one  skin  10^X7^,  seal  missing. 

729  1607  November  14th,  in  the  5th  year  of  James  I.     Indenture  of  Bargain 

and  Sale  (Engl.)  between  John  Parker  of  Lees  Hall,  Norton  co  Derby 
esquire  and  Thomas  Greene  of  Little  Sheffield  co  York  cutler  ;  whereby 
the  said  John  Parker,  in  consideration  of  /"lOO,  granted  to  the  said  Thomas 
Greene  and  his  heirs,  two  closes  at  Gledlees  co  York  called  Ouldfeildes, 
and  two  parcels  of  land  called  Little  Hurlefeild  and  Little  Rough  Hal 
(late  the  inheritance  of  George  Turner),  containing  altogether  about  20 
acres.  The  description  of  the  lands  contains  the  following  names  of 
persons  and  places ;  namely.  Great  Hurlefeild,  Highley  (Heeley),  Gilbert 
Earl  of  Shrewsbury,  Jerom  Rollenson,  William  Firth,  John  Urton  alias 
Steeven.  Witnesses  :  Robert  Kirkby,  Roger  Ludlam,  Thomas  Twigg, 
Ja  Creswicke,  Nathaniell  Chapman,  John  Bainton.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
22  X  15,  the  seal  bears  a  coat  of  arms  with  three  quarterings. 

560  1610  July  12th,  in  the  8th  year  of  James  I.     Indenture  of  Settlement 

(Engl.),  by  demise,  from  John  Taylor  of  the  Houlthouse  in  the  parish  of 
Sheffield  yeoman  to  John  Fretcheuile  of  Hasilbarowe  in  the  parish  of 
Norton  co  Derby  gent  and  Phillipp  Gill  of  Lightwood  in  the  said  parish 
of  Norton  co  Derby  yeoman,  of  the  houses,  buildings,  folds,  orchards, 
gardens,  etc,  being  parcel  of  a  messuage  called  The  Hoult  House ;  viz., 
"  the  dwellinge  house,  hall  or  firehouse,  one  parlour,  one  kitchen,  one 
buttery,  one  milkhouse,  three  several  chambers  over  the  before  menconed 
roumes,  the  orchard  and  gardeines  belonging  to  the  said  house,  the 
uppermost  bay  towardes  the  west  of  the  barne  or  lath,  one  stable,  one 
calfehouse,  one  little  cowhouse  with  the  little  fodrom  belonging  to  it,  the 
chamber  over  the  said  calfehouse,  cowhouse  and  fodrom  and  the  moitye 
or  one  half  of  the   fould,   viz.,   that   halfe   which    lyeth   next   unto   the 


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dwell inge  house,  with  all  waies,  passages  and  easements  necessary  and 
belonginge  to  any  of  the  said  roumes  "  ;  and  also  certain  closes  called 
Ley  Croft,  Little  Wood,  Narr  Hollins,  Wheatcroft,  Little  Okes,  Kitchin 
Croft,  Holt  Well  Meadow  (except  a  "Tannyeard"  standing  in  the  side  of 
the  same),  Rushymedowe,  Holme ;  all  which  lay  near  Hoult  House 
aforesaid ;  for  a  term  of  fourscore  years,  at  a  pepper  corn  rent ;  to  the  use 
of  Sara  wife  of  the  said  John  Taylor,  if  she  should  so  long  live,  and  as  a 
jointure  for  her,  if  she  survived  her  husband ;  she  paying  yearly  to  the 
king  the  rent  of  3s  due  for  the  premises.  Proviso  that  nothing  therein 
contained  was  to  "  barr  or  hinder"  the  said  John  Taylor  enjoying  the 
premises  during  his  life  ;  and  that  if  Sara  claimed  dower  in  her  husband's 
lands,  this  deed  was  to  be  void  and  of  no  effect.  Witnesses :  Edward 
Gill,  Robert  Browne,  Robert  Cartwright.  Vellum  :  one  skin  20|  x  9, 
seals  missing.     Notes :  this  is  the  counterpart  signed  by  the  trustees. 

764  and  771  (1614-15)  January  14th,  in  the  12th  year  of  James  I.  Deed  of  Feoffment 
(Lat.  and  Engl.),  and  counterpart,  from  Arthur  Clayton  of  Sheffield 
shoemaker,  to  William  Rawson  of  Walkley  and  John  Rawson  of 
Howpathorpe  in  the  parish  of  Sheffield  tanners,  of  a  messuage  or  tene- 
ment with  appurtenances  in  Brightside  Bierley  called  "  le  house  att  the 
woodsyde  "  then  in  the  occupation  of  John  Selvester  or  of  the  feoffor  ;  also 
a  croft  with  a  close  called  Lymepittcroft,  another  called  Longfeild,  another 
called  Hellhole  in  Brightsyde  Bierley,  together  with  all  other  lands  of  the 
feoffor  in  Brightsyde  Bierley.  Witnesses  :  Christopher  Saursbye,  John 
Selvester,  George  Carr  junior,  Hugh  Hobson,  William  Saursbye,  James 
Creswicke.  Robert  Saursbie  (sic),  lessee  of  Lymepittcroft,  paid  2d  to 
the  feoffees  as  acknowledgment.  Vellum  :  two  skins,  one  11X9  and  the 
other  10  X  8,  two  seals  missing;  one  seal  on  counterpart  non-armorial. 
Notes :  a  declaration  of  trust  attached,  defines  the  feoffment  as  for  the  use 
of  the  feoffor  for  life,  and  afterwards,  with  the  exception  of  a  barn  or  lath, 
ixnd  cowhouse,  to  that  of  Margrett  Clayton  widow  of  James  Clayton  son 
of  the  feoffor,  for  life  and  then  to  Thomas  Clayton  her  son  ;  the  barn  or 
lath  and  cowhouse  and  the  closes  Hellhole  and  Longfield  to  the  use  of 
Charles  Clayton,  son  of  the  feoffor  till  Christmas  1621,  in  consideration  of 
paying  20s  yearly  to  the  children  of  James  Clayton,  and  then  to  Thomas 
Clayton. 

900  (173)  1616  April  6th,  in  the  14th  year  of  James  I.  Will  (Engl.)  of  John  Darley 
of  Kilnhirst  gentlemen,  whereby  he  bequeathed  his  lands,  particulars  of 
which  may  be  found  in  number  900  (172)  below,  as  follows,  to  Alice  Darley 
his  wife,  "  a  Portygue  of  gould,  one  sealinge  ringe  of  gould  that  was  her 
brother's  and  one  ringe  of  gould  with  an  Amytist  in  yt  that  was  her 
mother's",  to  his  daughter   the  Lady  Elizabeth  Sheffeild  £20  \  to   her 


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daughter    Ursulye   Sheffeild    ;/r20 ;   to  his  son-in-law  William    Sheffeild 
esquire  ;^10 ;  to  Mary  Ellis  his  daughter  and  her  children,  ^100  to  be 
divided  among  them  ;  to  his  daughter  Lady  Elizabeth  Sheffeild  "  iii  ould 
Ryalls  and  a  blacke  gowne  "  ;  to  his  daughter  Ellis  the  same,  to  Robert 
Hassall   his   son-in-law    ^10;    to    the  latter's   daughter   Anne    5    marks 
"  although    I    sent    her   li   li.    by    my    sonne    Frauncis    Darley    for    her 
preferment "  ;  to  his  brother-in-law  Thomas  Mounfort  ^10 ;  to   Betterris 
Mountfort   £\0;   to    Bennet    Mounfort  iflO;    to  Thomas    Kitchin   ;^10 
"  if   he   come   to  aske   it "  ;    to  every   servant  at  the  day  of  his  death, 
of    at    least   one    year's    service,    10s;    to    other    servants    5s;    to    his 
daughter-in-law  Lucye  Darley  ^10  and  ;^10  annuity ;  to  Alice  his  wife 
the  residue.     Richard  Darley  his  nephew,  William  Sheffeild  and  Barnard 
Ellis  his  sons-in-law,  were  appointed  executors,  each  receiving  "  one  ould 
Ryall   and  a  blacke  gowne  or  cloke."      To   Mr  Leadbeater  parson  of 
Thrybargh,  Mr  Goodwyn  parson  of  Raumarshe  and  his  cousin  Thomas 
Darley    of    Barnby    Bassall,    "one   ould   angell "    apiece.      The   above 
Anthony  Goodwyn  and  Henry  Leadbeater  together  with  Nathaniell  Eire 
of  Bramley  were  witnesses  of  the  will.     Probate  was  granted  April  24th, 
1617.     Notes:  see  number  900.     A  "  portague  "  was  a  Portuguese  gold 
coin,   called    "crusado,"    current  in  the  16th  century,  varying    in    value 
between  ^3  5s  and  £A  10s.      A  "  rial "  was  an  English  gold  coin  first 
issued  by  Edward  IV  in  1465;  it  varied  in  value.     In  1544  it  was  worth 
12s.      An    "angel"    was  an   English   gold  coin,   originally  a  new  issue 
of  the  noble,  having  as  its   device    the  Archangel   Michael  standing  on 
and  piercing  a  dragon ;  its  value  varied.     In  the  reign  of  Edward  VI  it 
was  worth  10s. 

(1616)  June  19th,  in  the  14th  year  of  James  I.  Trinity  Term.  Recovery 
(Lat.)  suffered  by  Thomas  Dent  and  William  Middleton  against  Edward 
Greaves  gentleman  and  John  Ryldon  gentleman  plaintiffs,  of  2  messuages, 
7  gardens,  50  acres  of  land,  40  acres  of  pasture,  and  common  of  pasture  in 
Sheffield.  Jervase  Lee  and  Edward  Howse  were  the  vouchees  to  warranty. 
Witnesses:  Henry  Hobarte.  Vellum:  one  skin  18i  x  10,  no  seal.  Notes: 
Sir  Edward  Stanhope  sheriff  of  the  county  delivered  seisin  to  the  plaintiffs. 

1616(-7)  March  21st,  in  the  14th  year  of  James  I.  Indenture  of  Settle- 
ment (Engl.)  between  John  Darley  of  Kilnhurste  co  York  gentleman, 
Richard  Darley  of  Buttercrambe  esquire,  Barnard  Ellis  of  the  city  of  York 
son-in-law  of  John  Darley,  and  Henry  Leadbeater  of  Thibarghe  co 
York  clerk ;  "  To  the  intent  that  the  manours  Capital  messuages  landes 

may  entirely  remaine  contynue  and  be  established  in  the  blood 

and  issue  male  of  John  Darley  or  his  daughter  Mary,  wife  of  Barnard 
Ellis,  and  not  be  devided  amonge  females  wch  in  licklyhood  may  alienate 
the  same  into  much  strange  bloode,  and  by  such  particion  and  alienacion 


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breed  strife,  ruyne,  and  confusion  of  the  whole,"  and  out  of  his  love  to  the 
wife  and  daughter  of  Francis  Darley  his  son  lately  deceased,  John  Darley 
granted  to  Richard  Darley,  Barnard  Ellis  and  Henry  Leadbeater,  his 
manor  and  capital  messuage  in  Kilnhurst,  and  his  real  estate  in  Raw- 
marshe,  Overhaughe,  Swinton  and  Hooton  Robert,  and  houses,  lands  and 
tenements  in  the  city  of  York  with  appurtenances  to  the  following  uses — 
for  the  use  of  himself  and  his  wife  Alice  during  their  lives ;  on  their  death, 
the  real  estate  in  York  to  the  use  of  Mary  his  daughter,  with  remainder  of 
the  whole  estates  to  John  Ellis,  son  of  the  above  Mary  and  his  eldest 
male  heirs  with  remainder  to  his  brothers  Robert  Ellis,  Christopher 
Ellis,  and  Edmond  Ellis  and  their  male  heirs  in  succession ;  a  sum  of  600 
marks  to  be  raised  out  of  the  profits  of  the  estates  and  divided  equally 
between  Alice,  Anne  and  Edeth  daughters  of  his  son  John  Darley,  and 
annuities  of  £5  to  be  paid  to  them  and  one  of  ;^10  to  their  mother 
Lucye  Darley.     Notes  :  see  number  900. 

900  (174)     1617  August  6th,  in  the  15th  year  of  James  I.     Inquisition  Post  Mortem 

(Lat.)  on  the  death  of  John  Darley  late  of  Kilnhurst  co  York  gentleman, 
by  Samuel  Casson  esquire  eschaetor  of  Yorkshire,  and  by  the  oath  of 
George  Lovell,  Henry  Miller,  John  Grainger,  Christopher  Pawson, 
Richard  Hall,  Richard  Lambert,  Edmund  Taylor,  William  Emerson, 
William  Popleton,  John  Bussie,  Richard  Johnson,  Leonard  Sudgden  and 
Edward  Wightway,  who  testified  that  John  Darley  on  the  day  before  his 
death  was  seised  of  the  following  properties :  the  manor  and  capital 
messuage  of  Kilnehirste,  consisting  of  3  other  messuages,  2  cottages,  2 
crofts,  1  water-mill,  1  dovecot,  3  gardens,  3  orchards,  200  acres  of  land, 
100  acres  of  meadow,  150  acres  of  pasture,  30  acres  of  wood,  90  acres  of 
moor  and  heath,  and  common  of  pasture  for  all  animals,  with  appurtenances 
in  Kilnehirste,  Rawmarshe,  Overhaught,  Swinton,  and  Hooton  Robert 
CO  York  ;  2  messuages,  1  garden  in  Connistreete  in  the  city  of  York  then 
in  the  tenure  of  Margaret  Stephenson  and  Margaret  Latham  widow, 
1  close  of  pasture  at  Beanehilles  in  the  city  of  York.  The  return  recites 
the  indenture  900  (172)  and  will  900  (173)  above,  and  gives  the  date  of  John 
Darley's  death  March  23rd,  1617.  The  manor  of  Kilnhurst  was  held 
from  George  Chaworth  esquire,  as  of  his  manor  of  Raumarshe,  in  free 
socage  at  a  rent  of  6s  yearly,  and  the  property  in  York  in  free  burgage  of 
the  King.  Alice,  Anne,  and  Edith  Darley,  daughters  of  Francis  Darley 
deceased,  were  coheiresses  of  John  Darley,  being  aged  four,  three,  and  one 
and  a  half  years  and  more  at  the  time  of  his  death,  and  Alice  Darley  his 
wife  was  living  at  Kilnhurst.     Notes  :  see  number  900. 

909  (i)  (1618)  November  26th,  in  the  16th  year  of  James  L  Surrender  and 
Admittance  (Lat.)  in  the  Court  Baron  of  Henry  Carey  knight  Lord 
Hunsdon,  lord  of  the  manor  of  Conesbrough,  from  Richard  Bradley  to 


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Richard  Armeroid  of  half  a  messuage,  the  fourth  part  of  a  cottage  and 
four  acres  and  a  half  lying  in  the  three  several  fields  of  Connesbrough,  for 
a  term  of  twenty  years  at  an  annual  rent  of  232d.  Fine  232d.  Notes  : 
see  number  909. 

909  (ii)  (1618-9)  March  4th,  in  the  16th  year  of  James  I.  Admittance  (Lat.)  in 
the  Court  Baron  of  Connesbrough.  A  jury  summoned  to  inquire  into  the 
copyhold  lands  of  Robert  Waterhouse  gentleman  of  Harthill  deceased, 
presented  that  Maximilian  his  son  and  heir  was  present  in  court.  The 
latter  produced  a  copy  of  the  roll  of  a  Court  Baron  of  George  Carey  Lord 
Hunsdon,  of  April  17th,  41  Elizabeth,  recording  that  Stephen  Waterhouse 
had  surrendered  two  messuages  with  lands  and  appurtenances  in  Connes- 
brough then  in  the  tenure  of  one  Nicholson  and  all  his  lands  in  Clifton  to 
the  use  of  Robert  Waterhouse  gentleman  and  Maximilian  his  son,  through 
George  Chaworth  then  chief  steward.  At  the  present  court  Maximilian 
was  admitted  tenant.  Fine  26s  6d.  Names  of  the  Jurors :  Edward 
Wirrall  gentleman,  Robert  Wasse  gentleman,  Christopher  Faram,  John 
Stanyforthe,  Robert  Dareley,  Richard  Marsden,  Nicholas  Nicholson,  John 
Rackit,  Robert  Amerie,  Thomas  Tomson,  William  Pagden,  Ralph  Pigott. 
Notes :  see  number  909. 

909  (iii)  (1618-9)  March  4th,  in  the  16th  year  of  James  I.  Surrender  and 
Admittance  (Lat.)  in  the  Court  Baron  of  Connesbrough,  from  Richard 
Bossevile  of  Clyfton  and  Elizabeth  his  wife,  through  Christopher  Fayram 
and  Thomas  Ode  customary  tenants,  to  Richard  Amerie  of  Clifton,  of  a 
messuage  and  an  oxgang  of  twelve  acres  in  Clyfton,  described  in  indentures 
of  February  1st  of  that  year.  Fine  4s  6d.  Richard  Chaworth  steward. 
Notes  :  see  number  909. 

909  (iv)  (1618-9)  March  4th,  in  the  16th  year  of  James  L  Admittance  (Lat.)  in 
the  Court  Baron  of  Connesbrough.  The  jurors  presented  the  death  (four 
years  previously)  of  Launcelot  Jackson  of  Dalton,  who  was  seised  of  a 
cottage  and  fourteen  acres  with  appurtenances  in  Dalton  Parva,  held  of 
the  lord  in  common  and  free  socage,  by  homage  of  suit  of  court  every 
three  weeks,  an  annual  rent  of  5s  lOjd,  carting  with  the  customary 
tenants  of  Braithwell,  and  making  his  share  of  the  mill-dam  of  Connes- 
broughe  (sic)  at  his  own  cost  with  the  lord's  timber.  Thomas  Jackson  was 
his  son  and  heir  of  full  age.  Relief  5s  lOjd.  Names  of  the  Jurors  : 
Robert  Wasse,  Richard  Bossevile,  Christopher  Fayram,  John  Stanyforth, 
Robert  Dareley,  Richard  Marsden,  Nicholas  Nicholson,  John  Racket, 
Robert  Amerie,  .  .  .  Tomson,  Ralph  Pigott,  Richard  Amerie.  Notes  : 
see  number  909. 


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909  (v)  (1619)  April  5th,  in  the  17th  year  of  James  1.  Surrender  and  Admit- 
tance (Lat.)  in  the  Court  Baron  of  Connesbrough  from  Christopher 
Fayram  to  his  son  (Richard  ?)  Fayram,  of  two  messuages  and  a  croft, 
then  late  in  the  tenure  of  Robert  Robothom  deceased,  with  half  a  croft 
adjacent,  and  forty  acres  of  land  in  the  reeveship  and  fields  of  Clifton. 
Fine  15s  4d.      Notes  :  see  number  909. 

909  (vi)  (1619)  April  5th.  Surrender  and  Admittance  (Lat.)  in  the  Court 
Baron  of  Connesbrough,  from  Christopher  Fayram  to  his  son  Richard 
Fayram,  of  twenty  acres  of  land  in  the  reeveship  of  Clyfton.  Fine  6s  8d. 
Notes  :  see  number  909. 

909  (vii)  (1619)  April  5th.  Surrender  and  Admittance  (Lat.)  in  the  Court 
Baron  of  Connesbrough,  from  Elizabeth  Amerie  of  Clifton  widow,  John 
Amerie  and  Robert  Amerie  her  sons,  to  William  Amerie,  of  4  messuages, 
14  acres,  3  rods,  to  take  effect  after  their  death.  Fine  4s.  Notes  :  see 
number  909. 

909  (viii)  (1619)  April  5th.  Surrender  and  Admittance  (Lat.)  in  the  Court 
Baron  of  Connesbrough.  Elizabeth  Amerie  of  Clyfton  widow,  John 
Amerie  and  Robert  Amerie  her  sons,  to  William  Amerie  of  the  half  of  4 
messuages,  14  acres,  3  rods  in  Clifton.     Fine  2s.    Notes  :  see  number  909. 

909  (ix)  (1619)  April  5th.  Surrender  and  Admittance  (Lat.)  in  the  Court 
Baron  of  Connesbrough.  William  Amerie  of  Clyfton  to  Isabella  Amerie 
his  intended  wife,  of  the  reversion  of  half  of  4  messuages,  14  acres,  3  rods 
Clyfton.     Fine  2s.     Notes  :  see  number  909. 

909  (x)  (1619)  April  5th.  Surrender  and  Admittance  (Lat.)  in  the  Court 
Baron  of  Connesbrough,  from  William  Amerie  to  Isabella  Amerie,  his 
intended  wife,  of  the  reversion  of  the  other  half  of  4  messuages,  14  acres, 
3  rods  in  Clyfton,  to  be  void  in  case  of  issue  of  the  marriage.  Fine  2s. 
Notes  :  see  number  909. 

909  (xi)  (1619)  April  5th.  Admittance  (Lat.)  in  the  Court  Baron  of  Connesbrough. 
Anna  Staniforth  and  Jane  Staniforth  were  admitted  tenants  of  a  moiety 
of  a  messuage,  cottage,  toft,  croft,  and  appurtenances  in  the  reeveships  of 
Braywell  and  Micklebring.  The  jury  had  presented  that  William 
Stanyforth  their  father  had  occupied  these  premises  under  colour  of  a 
surrender  of  John  Stanyforth  his  father  for  ten  years  preceding  without 
paying  a  fine.  A  claim  was  preferred  by  Thomas  Tomson  in  the  right  of 
Anne   his  wife,  formerly  wife  of   the  above  William  Stanyforth.     Fine 


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26s  6d.  Names  of  the  Jurors  :  Robert  Wasse  gentleman,  Christopher 
Fayram,  Cotton  Nevile,  Richard  Marsden,  John  Rackit,  Robert  Amerie, 
Robert  Ode,  WilUam  Pagden,  Ralph  Clay,  Robert  Brodehead.  Notes  : 
see  number  909. 

%n  1619  April  17th,  in  the  17th  year  of  James  I.     Surrender  and  Admit- 

tance (Lat.)  extracted  from  the  court  rolls  of  the  manor  of  CoUey  co 
York ;  at  a  Court  Baron  of  the  most  noble  men,  to  wit,  William  Earl  of 
Pembroke,  Lord  Chamberlain  of  the  Court  of  Chancery,  and  Thomas 
Earl  of  Arundel  and  Surrey,  held  on  the  above  date,  when  it  was  presented 
and  found  that  previously,  to  Avit  on  the  6th  day  of  March  then  last  past, 
Richard  Birkinshaw  of  Crookes  co  York  sheather  and  Gartrud  his  wife 
(she  Gartrude  nevertheless  being  separately  examined  by  the  steward  of  the 
manor)  out  of  court,  by  the  hands  of  George  Greaves  and  William  Hoyland 
customary  tenants  of  the  manor,  surrendered  into  the  hands  of  the  lord  of 
the  manor,  according  to  the  custom  of  the  manor,  a  small  croft  or  close  con- 
taining by  estimation  half  an  acre,  lying  in  Crookes,  between  the  high  road 
there  called  the  towne  streete  on  the  west,  and  lands  of  William  Hoole 
on  the  east ;  and  abutting  on  land  of  the  said  William  Hoole  on  the 
south,  and  land  of  Stephan  Fox  on  the  north  ;  one  other  croft  or  close 
adjoining  the  Moor  of  Crookes  commonly  called  by  the  name  of  Meane 
Carr,  and  containing  by  estimation  half  an  acre  of  land ;  and  one  other 
close  commonly  called  Well  Medowe  lying  in  Crookes  aforesaid, 
between  lands  of  the  said  William  Hoole  on  the  east  and  west,  and 
containing  by  estimation  half  an  acre  of  land,  with  all  and  singular  its 
appurtenances,  and  then  in  the  tenure  or  occupation  of  Richard  Birkinshawe 
or  his  assigns,  to  the  only  proper  use  of  John  Oxpringe  of  Walkeley  in 
the  said  parish  and  county  cutler,  and  his  heirs  and  assigns  for  ever, 
according  to  the  custom  of  the  said  manor  ;  to  which  same  John,  the  lord 
by  his  steward,  granted  seisin,  to  hold  to  him  his  heirs  and  assigns  for 
ever,  according  to  the  custom  of  the  manor  ;  he  was  admitted  tenant  and 
did  fealty.  Extracted  by  Fr  West  deputy  steward.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
11   X  8. 

909  (xii)  (1619)  August  31st.  Admittance  (Lat.)  in  the  Court  Baron  of  Connes- 
brough.  Thomas  Vincent  gentleman  was  admitted  tenant  of  2  messuages 
61i  acres  1  rod  in  the  reeveship  of  Connesbrough,  and  of  49j  ells  of  land, 
and  of  a  curtilage  held  in  free  and  common  socage  in  Connesbrough,  as 
heir  of  Richard  Vincent.  Names  of  the  Jurors:  Robert  Wass  gentleman, 
Christopher  Fayram,  Richard  Marsden,  John  Racket,  Richard  Bossevile. 
George  Drables,  Thomas  Oade,  Richard  Amerie,  Robert  Brodehead, 
Henry  Nie  gentleman.     Notes  :  see  number  909. 


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909  (xiii)  (1619)  September  21st.  Admittance  (Lat.)  in  the  Court  Baron  of 
Connesbrough.  Edward  Fretwell,  son  and  heir  of  Ralph  Fretwell,  and 
the  former's  wife  Jeannette,  daughter  of  John  Clarke  deceased,  and  Dorothy, 
widoAv  of  John  Clarke  deceased  were  admitted  tenants  of  two  moieties  of 
five  oxgangs  of  land  in  Braithwell  and  Micklebring,  which  John  Clarke 
had  surrendered  at  a  court  January  3rd,  4  James  I,  to  the  use  of  himself  for 
life,  and  afterwards  one  moiety  to  the  use  of  Edward  and  Jeanette  (sic), 
the  other  moiety  to  the  use  of  Dorothy  for  life,  with  remainder  to  Edward 
and  Jeanette,  Fines:  12s  6d  each.  Names  of  the  Jurors:  Thomas 
Ode,  Thomas  Morte,  Cotton  Nevile,  George  Jubb,  Robert  Dareley,  ,  ,  , 
.  ,  ,  ,  Nicholas  Bossevile,  Nicholas  Nicholson,  Richard  Amerie,  George 
Drable  ,  .  .  ,     Notes  :  see  number  909, 

531  1620(-21)    March    22nd,   in  the  18th  year  of   James    I.      Indenture    of 

Mortgage  (Engl.)  from  Lawrence  Hall  the  younger  of  Fulwood  in  the 
parish  of  Sheffield  yeoman,  to  John  Bright  of  Whorlowe  in  the  said 
parish  yeoman,  of  all  that  "  ould  house  called  the  Nether  House,  with 
the  yeard  called  the  smithy  yeard,"  wherein  the  said  house  stood ;  a 
croft  called  Smithy  Croft  adjoining  ;  and  a  close  called  Over  Dawefeild  in 
Fulwood,  then  in  the  occupation  of  the  said  Lawrence,  to  secure  the 
repayment  in  lead,  of  a  siim  of  ^12  then  advanced  by  the  said  John 
Bright ;  such  advance  being  upon  condition  "  that  if  the  said  Lawrence 
Hall  his  heirs  or  assigns  or  any  of  them  doe  well  and  truly  paie  and 
deliver  or  cause  to  be  well  and  truly  paid  and  delivered  unto  the  said 
John  Bright  his  heirs,  executors,  administrators  or  assigns  two  foothers  of 
good  pure  and  merchantable  Peake  leade,  in  and  upon  the  fower  and 
twentith  dale  of  June  next  ensueing  the  daie  of  the  date  heareof  att  or 
wthin  the  now  smilting  house  or  leadmilne  of  the  said  John  Bright  (called 
the  Boalehill  Smilting  House)"  situate  in  Sheffield  "  by  the  usual  and 
accustomed  waightes  of  the  same  smilting  house  wthout  fraude  or  further 
delay,"  then  the  mortgage  was  to  be  void  and  ended  etc.  The  covenant 
for  title  includes  Helen,  the  then  wife  of  Lawrence  Hall  the  elder,  who 
was  apparently  then  living.  Witnesses  :  Robert  Bright,  John  Hadfeilde, 
Lawrence  Hall  (probably  the  elder).  Vellum  :  one  skin  23  X  12,  seal 
missing.  Notes :  a  fother  or  foother  generally  means  a  cart  load  of 
anything,  but  a  foother  of  lead  would  mean  some  specific  weight  well 
understood  at  the  Boalehill  Smilting  House.  At  the  present  day  a 
fother  of  lead  usually  is  19i  cwt.,  see  "Oxford  Dictionary."  Smeltings 
Farm  overlooks  Bolehill,  and  backs  to  the  Ringinglowe  Road,  at  the  top 
of  Hangram  Lane, 

352  1620(-1)  March  22nd,  in  the  18th  year  of  James  L     Deed  of  Bargain 

and  5ale  (Lat.)  from  Lawrence  Hall  junior  of  Fulwood  in  the  parish 
Sheffeild  yeoman,  to  John  Bright  of  Whorlowe  yeoman,  in  part  performance 


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of  a  covenant  of  even  date,  of  a  "little  old  house"  called  Netherhouse, 
with  a  curtilage  called  "  the  smithy  yeard,"  in  which  the  house  stood, 
together  with  an  adjacent  croft  called  the  Smithy  Croft  aud  a  close  called 
Over  Dawefeild  in  Fuhvood,  then  in  the  tenure  of  the  said  Lawrence 
Hall.  Witnesses  :  Robert  Bright,  John  Hadfeilde,  Laurence  Hall 
senior.     Vellum  :  one  skin  141  X  7,  seal  missing. 

1622  May  21st,  in  the  20th  year  of  James  L     Indenture  of  Mortgage 

(Engl.)  by  demise  from  Lawrence  Hall  of  Fuhvood  in  the  parish  of 
Sheffield  yeoman,  and  Lawrence  Hall  the  younger  his  son  and  heir 
apparent,  to  John  Bright  of  Whorlowe  in  Sheffield  aforesaid  yeoman, 
of  a  close  in  Fulwood  called  Hynd  Acre,  then  in  the  occupation  of 
the  said  Lawrence  and  Lawrence  or  one  of  them,  for  a  term  of  seven 
years,  at  the  yearly  rent  of  one  penny,  to  secure  the  repayment  on  the 
29th  September  then  next  at  or  in  the  said  dwellinghouse  of  the  said 
John  Bright  at  Whorlowe  aforesaid  of  /"4  6s  8d.  Witnesses :  Robert 
Bright,  Ambrose  (?)  Wilson,  Henry  Fox.  Vellum  :  one  skin  20  x  10, 
seals  missing. 

(1622-3)  January  6th,  in  the  20th  year  of  James  L  Bond  (Lat.  and 
Engl.)  from  Gervase  Lee  of  Bentihaugh  in  the  parish  of  Sheffield 
CO  York  yeoman,  and  Dionysius  Lee  of  Bentihaugh  cutler,  to  Richard 
Shemeld  of  Sheffield  ironmonger,  in  ;^120,  to  perform  covenants  con- 
tained in  an  indenture  of  even  date.  Witnesses :  William  Bysshop, 
Ja.  Creswicke,  Thomas  Jeffcock,  Richard  Jeffcock.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
14  X  5,  one  seal  non-armorial,  one  missing. 

1623  June  28th,  in  the  21st  year  of  James  L  Admittance  (Lat.) 
extracted  from  the  court  rolls  of  the  manor  of  Colley  co  York,  at  a 
Court  Baron  of  the  Most  Noble  Thomas  Earl  of  Arundel  and  Surrey 
and  William  Earl  of  Pembroke,  held  there  on  the  above  date,  when 
it  was  found  by  the  homage,  to  wit,  by  the  oath  of  John  Hoole,  Humfrey 
Willson,  W^illiam  Wyld,  John  Foster,  George  Greaves,  and  Richard 
Woodrove,  that  John  Oxpring  died  since  the  last  court,  to  wit,  on  the 
1st  day  of  June  then  instant,  seised  of  two  messuages  and  two  cottages, 
with  the  appurtenances  in  Crookes ;  and  several  lands  appertaining ; 
lately  of  Birkinshaws  formerly  Shawes,  then  in  the  several  tenures  or 
occupations  of  Robert  Gilbert,  William  Hartley,  Emma  W^yld,  and 
Emote  Oxpring  widow,  held  by  copy  court  roll  of  the  manor  and  by 
service  according  to  the  custom  of  the  manor ;  aud  that  John  Oxpring 
was  his  only  son  and  heir,  and  was  aged  two  years  and  six  months 
or  thereabouts,  to  whom  the  lord  by  his  steward  granted  seisin, 
to  hold  to  him  and  his  heirs  for  ever  according  to  the  custom  of  the 
manor ;    and   upon   this   came  Winifreda  Oxpring  his  mother  and  she 


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was  admitted  his  guardian,  during  his  minority.  Ro  Butler  deputy 
steward,  extracted  by  Fr  West  clerk  of  the  court.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
25i  X  5. 

379  1623  October  4th,  in  the  21st  year  of  James  I.     Deed  of  Bargain  and 

5ale  (Lat.)  confirming  a  grant  by  Lawrence  Hall  senior  of  Fulwood 
in  the  parish  of  Sheffield  co  York  yeoman  and  Lawrence  Hall  his 
son  and  heir  apparent  to  John  Bright  of  Whorlowe  in  the  same  parish 
and  county,  of  all  those  closes  or  parcels  of  land  called  Heendacre, 
Little  Medowe,  (in  the  occupation  of  the  said  Lawrence  Hall  senior) 
and  Wood  Close  (in  the  occupation  of  Francis  Offerton),  all  in  Fulwood 
aforesaid.  Witnesses :  William  Greaves,  John  Greaves,  William 
Bright,  Ja  Creswicke.  Vellum:  one  skin  llj  X  10,  two  small  seals 
of  red  wax,  one  bears  the  head  of  a  stag,  and  the  other  is  broken, 
but  shows  part  of  a  stag  courant,  neither  appears  to  be  armorial. 

532  1623  October  4th,  in  the  21st  year  of  James  I.     Indenture  of  Bargain 

and  Sale  (Engl.)  from  Lawrence  Hall  the  elder  of  Fulwood  in  the 
parish  of  Sheffield  yeoman,  and  Lawrence  Hall  the  younger  his  son 
and  heir  apparent,  to  John  Bright  of  Whorlowe  in  the  same  parish 
yeoman,  of  a  close  called  Heendacre ;  and  a  close  called  Little  Medowe 
in  Fulwood,  then  in  the  occupation  of  the  said  Lawrence  Hall  the  elder ; 
and  another  close  in  Fulwood  called  Wood  Close,  then  in  the  occupation 
of  Francis  Offerton  ;  subject  nevertheless  to  one  or  more  lease  or  leases 
theretofore  made  of  Wood  Close  to  the  said  Francis  Offerton,  of  which 
there  was  not  more  than  thirteen  years  to  run  ;  the  rent  or  rents  of  four 
pence  therein  mentioned,  referred  to  the  title  of  dower  of  Helen  then 
wife  of  the  said  Lawrence  the  elder.  Witnesses :  William  Greaves, 
William  Bright,  John  Eveanes,  Ja  Creswicke.  Vellum :  one  skin 
23  X  13,  one  seal  bears  a  goat  and  the  other  (broken)  bears  a  stag's 
head ;  neither  appears  to  be  armorial. 

474  1624    November    26th,    in   the   22nd    year    of   James    L      Admittance 

(Lat.)  extracted  from  the  court  rolls  of  the  manor  of  Colley ;  at  the 
Small  Court  of  the  Most  Noble  Thomas  Earl  of  Arundel  and  Surrey 
and  William  Earl  of  Pembroke  Lord  Chamberlain  of  the  King's 
Court  of  Chancery  held  on  the  above  date  when  it  was  found  by  the 
homage,  to  wit,  by  the  oath  of  Humfrey  Willson,  Stephan  Fox,  John 
Waynewright,  John  Foster,  Francis  Jessopp,  and  George  Ibotson,  that 
John  Oxpring  son  and  heir  of  John  Oxpring,  died  before  the  holding  of 
that  Court,  to  wit,  about  the  15th  day  of  August  then  last  passed,  seised 
m  his  demesne  as  of  fee,  according  to  the  custom  of  the  said  manor,  of  and 
in  two  messuages  and  two  cottages  with  the  appurtenances  in  Crookes, 


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with  all  lands  and  tenements  to  the  same  messuages  and  cottages  belong- 
ing, late  of  Richard  Birkinshawes  formerly  Shawes,  and  then  or  late  in  the 
several  tenures  or  occupations  of  Robert  Gilbert,  William  Hartley,  Emma 
Myles  and  Emote  Oxpring  widow,  and  that  Thomas  Oxpring  then  of 
Wickersley  was  a  kinsman  and  next  heir  of  the  said  John  Oxpring  the 
son,  namely  as  brother  of  the  said  John  Oxpring,  father  of  the  said  John 
Oxpring  the  son,  and  aged  fifty-seven  years  or  thereabouts  at  the  time  of 
taking  the  inquisition ;  to  which  said  Thomas  Oxpring  the  lords,  by 
their  steward  forthwith  granted  seisin,  to  hold  to  him  and  his  heirs 
for  ever,  according  to  the  custom  of  the  manor.  He  was  admitted 
tenant  and  did  fealty  to  the  lords.  Ro  Butler  deputy  steward  ;  witness, 
Fr.  West. 

1624(-5)  February  12th,  in  the  22nd  year  of  James  I.  Indenture  of 
Settlement  (Engl.),  and  counterpart,  in  contemplation  of  an  intended 
marriage  between  Thomas  Clayton  of  '  Sheaffeild  cordwyner"  and  Alice 
Raison  daughter  of  Thomas  Raison  of  Pontefract  co  York  alderman  ; 
whereby  an  annuity  or  yearly  rent  charge  of  £1 ,  issuing  out  of  a  messuage 
in  Brightside  Byerley  in  Sheffield,  commonly  called  the  house  at  the 
Woodside,  and  closes  called  the  Lyme  Pitt  Croft,  the  Longefeild  (then 
divided  into  three),  and  the  Hellhole,  were  granted  to  the  said  Thomas 
Raison  to  the  use  of  the  said  Thomas  Clayton  until  the  said  marriage, 
and  after  the  solemnization  thereof,  to  the  uses  therein  mentioned. 
Witnesses :  George  Rasine,  Robert  .  .  .  .  ,  Robert  Rasine,  John 
Rasine,  Roberta  Saursbye,  Edward  Rawson.  Vellum :  each  one  skin 
18X94,  seals  missing. 

1624  November  29th,  in  the  22nd  year  of  James  I.  Bond  (Lat.)  from 
John  Holland  of  Buttonhill  in  the  parish  of  Sheffield  co  York  yeoman  and 
John  Holland  junior  of  Dovehouse  tanner,  to  William  Creswick  junior  of 
Sheffield  cutler,  in  ^120,  to  perform  covenants  contained  in  an  indenture 
of  even  date.  Witnesses :  Ja.  Creswicke,  Nicholas  Parkin,  Thomas 
Parkin,  Jeflfray  Brelsforth,  Edward  Cowper.  Vellum:  one  skin  12X4i, 
two  small  seals,  one  armorial,  with  crest  a  stag's  head. 

1624  December  16th,  in  the  22nd  year  of  James  I.  Surrender  and 
Admittance  (Lat.)  extracted  from  the  court  roll  of  the  manor  of  Colley, 
at  a  Court  Baron  of  the  Most  Noble  Thomas  Earl  of  Arundel  and  Surrey 
and  William  Earl  of  Pembroke,  held  there  on  the  above  date ;  when  came 
Thomas  Oxpring  senior  and  surrendered  into  the  hands  of  the  lord  of  the 
manor  two  messuages  and  two  cottages,  with  the  appurtenances,  in 
Crookes  within  the  jurisdiction  of  that  court,  and  all  customary  lands  etc 


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to  the  use  of  himself  Thomas  and  Anne  his  wife  for  the  term  of  their 
lives  and  the  survivor  of  them ;  and  after  the  death  of  the  survivor,  to  the 
use  of  Thomas  Oxpring  his  son  and  heir  apparent,  and  the  heirs  and 
assigns  of  him  Thomas  Oxpring  the  son,  for  ever,  according  to  the 
custom  of  the  manor,  which  lands  were  granted  to  the  said  Thomas 
Oxpring  senior  and  Anne  his  wife  to  hold  to  them  according  to  the 
custom  of  the  manor  and  they  were  admitted  tenants  thereof  and  Thomas 
Oxspring  senior  did  fealty.  Robert  Butler  deputy  steward,  extracted  by 
Fr.  West  clerk  of  the  court.     Vellum  :  one  skin  15X5. 


473  1625(-6)    March    11th,   in  the   1st  year  of   Charles  I.     Surrender   and 

Admittance  (Lat.)  extracted  from  the  court  roll  of  the  manor  of  Colley ; 
at  a  Court  Baron  of  the  Most  Noble  Thomas  Earl  of  Arrundell  (sic) 
and  Surrey  and  William  Earl  of  Pembroke,  held  there  on  the  above  date, 
when  it  was  found  by  the  homage,  to  wit,  by  the  oath  of  Anthony  Rallin- 
son  gent,  John  Hoole,  William  Carr,  John  Beete,  John  Machon,  Humphrey 
W^illson,  William  Wyld,  Richard  Woodrove,  John  Waynewright,  William 
Hinchclyffe,  Francis  Jessopp  and  Hugh  Spooner  that  Thomas  Oxpring 
senior  formerly  of  Wickersley  co  York  yeoman,  who  previously,  to  wit, 
at  the  court  of  the  said  manor  held  the  17th  day  of  December  1624  came 
and  surrendered  into  the  hands  of  the  lords,  two  messuages  and  two 
cottages  with  the  appurtenances  in  Crookes,  within  the  jurisdiction  of  that 
court,  and  all  customary  land,  tenements  and  hereditaments  whatsoever 
or  wheresoever  appurtenant,  or  with  the  same  usually  used,  enjoyed  and 
occupied,  and  known  as  parcel  or  member  thereof;  to  the  use  of  himself 
Thomas  and  Anne  his  wife  for  the  term  of  their  lives  and  the  longest 
liver ;  and  after  their  decease  to  the  only  use  and  behoof  of  Thomas 
Oxpring  his  son  and  heir  apparent  and  the  heirs  and  assigns  of  him 
Thomas  Oxpring  the  son ;  further  it  was  found  that  Thomas  Oxspring 
senior  died  on  the  9th  day  of  March  then  instant ;  and  the  said  Anne 
still  survived,  to  wit,  at  Wickersley;  upon  which  came  the  said  Thomas 
Oxpring  the  son  and  prayed  to  be  admitted  as  tenant  to  the  reversion  of 
the  said  tenements  with  the  appurtenances,  on  the  falling  in  after  the 
death  of  the  said  Anne,  according  to  the  form  and  efTect  of  the  said 
surrender  and  the  custom  of  the  manor,  to  whom  the  lords  by  their  steward 
granted  seisin,  the  tenant  doing  fealty  to  the  lords.  Signed  Ro  Butler 
deputy  steward.     Vellum:  one  skin  13X6. 

363  1625  November  30th,   in   the    1st  year  of   Charles  I.     Bond  (Lat.  and 

Engl.)  from  Jervase  Lee  alias  Leigh  lately  of  Bentihough  in  the  parish 
of  Sheffield  yeoman,  to  Stephan  Bright  of  Carbrooke  in  the  same  gentleman, 
in  ^40,  to  perform  covenants  contained   in  an  indenture  of  even  date. 


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Witnesses :  Anth  Morewood,  P  Perrins,  James  Bright,  Robert  Haslam, 
William  Byshoppe,  Christopher  Raworth,  Ja.  Creswicke.  Vellum  :  one 
skin  10  X  7i,  seal  non-armorial,  bearing  the  device  of  a  goat. 

(1625-6)  February  12th.  Will  (Engl.)  of  Joshua  Skargell  of  Sheffield 
yeoman.  The  testator  left  to  his  eldest  son  William  the  estate  settled  in 
jointure  upon  his  late  wife  Elizabeth,  a  cupboard  with  boxes,  an  iron  desk, 
and  his  household  furniture  bequeathed  to  him  by  his  father  William ;  to 
Thomas  his  youngest  son  two  closes  in  Brightside  Bierley  called  the  Cow- 
Close  and  Cowclose  Head  bought  of  Thomas  Rawson  of  Whiston,  four 
cottages  near  the  West-barr-end  in  Sheffield  bought  of  John  Bayes  with  a 
close  adjoining,  then  in  the  occupation  of  Elias  Trickett,  Thomas  Berry, 
Thomas  Peck,  and  Thomas  Creswick ;  to  his  daughter  Elizabeth  for  the 
term  of  her  life  with  reversion  to  his  son  William,  the  rents  of  four  closes 
in  Sheffield  and  Upperthorpe,  called  Three  Doles,  the  dole  leading  to  the 
Townfieldyate,  the  Kirkdole,  and  Bobbin-Carr,  then  in  the  occupation  of 
Nicholas  Chowe,  John  Dawton,  and  Joshua  White,  and  ten  pounds  in 
money;  to  his  daughter  Sarah  two  closes,  called  east  end  of  Great  Bobbin 
Carr,  and  Great  Bobbin  Carr,  bought  of  Edward  Rawson  of  Upperthorp 
and  his  son  John  Rawson  of  Dodworth  ;  to  William  the  remainder  of  his 
real  estate  and  to  Thomas  and  Sarah  the  remainder  of  his  personal  estate; 
to  Robert  Sorsbie  the  executor  the  sum  of  10s.  Witnesses:  Thomas 
Cade,  Charles  Hancock,  James  Hill.  Vellum:  one  skin  154x15,  seal 
missing. 

(1627)  May  4th,  in  the  3rd  year  of  Charles  I.  Writ  (Lat.)  directing  the 
Justices  of  the  Peace  and  of  Oyer  and  Terminer  of  the  West  Riding  of 
Yorkshire,  to  send  the  indictments  against  Thomas  Bright  of  Ecclesall 
yeoman,  to  the  Court  of  King's  Bench.  Signed  "for  the  Court, Fanshawe." 
Endorsed,  "  Will  Jones."     Vellum  :  one  skin  11X2. 

1628  September  20th,  in  the  4th  year  of  Charles  I.  Indenture  of 
Marriage  Settlement  (Engl.)  by  Henry  Hirst  of  Broadfeild  in  the 
parish  of  Sheffield  yeoman  on  the  intended  marriage  of  his  son  and  heir 
apparent  Francis  Hirst  of  Broadfeild  aforesaid  carpenter  to  Anne  Wain- 
wright  daughter  of  Henry  Wainwright  of  Brighton  (sic)  co  Derby,  after 
reciting  that  the  said  Francis  Hirst  had  given  security  to  Elizabeth,  wife 
of  Gilbert  Otes  and  daughter  of  the  said  Henry  Hirst,  for  payment  of  ^^40; 
and  to  the  said  Henry  Hirst  for  payment  of  another  ^40,  and  had  also 
undertaken  to  pay  and  discharge  unto  Henry  Maunorr  a  debt  of 
ir32  8s  Od,  for  which  both  Henry  and  Francis  stood  jointly  bound  ;  and 
reciting  that  the  said  Henry  Hirst  had  levied  a  fine  unto  Thomas  Cowper 
of   Sheffield    glover   and    William    Creswicke   of   Sheffield    cutler,   of    a 


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messuage  and  lands  known  by  the  name  of  Broadfeild  in  Ecclesall 
Byreley  in  Sheffield,  near  to  a  bridge  called  Heeley  Bridge  and  then  in 
the  occupation  of  the  said  Henry  and  Francis  Hirst;  it  was  covenanted 
and  agreed  that  the  cognizees  named  in  the  said  fine  should  stand  seised 
of  the  said  messuage  and  lands,  to  the  uses,  intents  and  purposes  therein- 
after mentioned.  The  trusts  vary  for  different  parts  of  the  property,  and 
even  for  different  rooms  and  parts  of  rooms  in  the  house,  the  particulars 
being  fully  set  out,  and  the  description  contains  the  following  names  of 
persons  and  places ;  namely  bay  of  the  Southend,  Over  Parlor,  Neither 
Parlor,  Kitchen,  Barne,  Raph  Roddis,  Smithy  Standinge,  Calfe  Leyes, 
Lathefeild,  Milnfeild,  Katherine  wife  of  Henry  Hirst,  Croft,  South  Croft. 
Witnesses  :  James  .  .  .  forth,  John  Rollinson  the  elder,  John  Bates. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  19  X  12,  seal  missing. 

481  1628(-9)    January    6th,    in    the   4th    year   of    Charles   I.     Indenture  of 

Bargain  and  Sale  (Engl.)  between  Ambrose  Pigott  of  Bilham  co  York 
yeoman  and  Jennett  his  wife,  Thomas  Pigott  of  Coulthropp  in  the  same 
county  yeoman,  brother  to  the  said  Ambrose,  and  Elene  his  wife  of  the 
one  part  and  Margery  Pigott  of  Doncaster  widow  and  Edward  Sheppard 
of  Doncaster  husbandman  of  the  other  part ;  whereby,  in  consideration  of 
£200,  a  messuage  called  the  Bulle  in  Frenchgate,  Doncaster,  sometime  in 
the  occupation  of  Richard  Lewis  gent  and  Rafe  Aslabie  gent,  but  then  of 
the  said  Margery  Pigott,  with  all  easements  appurtenances  and  deeds, 
was  granted  to  the  use  of  the  said  Margery  Pigott  and  Edward  Sheppard 
their  heirs  and  assigns  for  ever,  to  be  held  of  the  chief  lord  of  the  fee,  by 
rents  and  services  due  and  of  right  accustomed.  Witnesses  :  Tho  West, 
Wm  West,  Mathew  Smith,  Jesper  Justice,  Richard  Bradforth.  Vellum  : 
one  skin  25  X  14,  the  four  seals  missing. 

456  1628(-9)   February  2nd,  in  the  4th  year  of  Charles  I.     Bond   (Lat.  and 

Engl.)  of  William  Shepperd  of  Bentley  co  York  yeoman,  to  warrant  his 
title  to  two  acres  of  land  in  Stockbridge  Feild  co  York,  conveyed  to 
Thomas  Hall  of  Stockbridge  yeoman,  by  writing  of  even  date.  Wit- 
nesses: Samuel  Hall,  Robert  Hall,  George  .  .  .  Peise,  John  Phip, 
James  Hall.  Vellum  :  one  skin  22X5,  holes  in  two  places,  small  seal  of 
red  wax  bears  the  letters  W.S. 

520  (1629)   March   25th,  in  the  4th  year  of  Charles  I.     Indenture  of  Lease 

(Engl.)  from  Margaret  Clayton  of  Sheffield  co  York  widow  to  Thomas 
Clayton  her  son  shoemaker,  of  a  messuage  or  dwellinghouse  "conteininge 
three  bey  of  housinge,"  commonly  called  Woodsidehouse,  one  orchard  and 
two  crofts,  situate  in  Brightside  Barley  (sic),  within  the  parish  and  lordship 


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of  Sheffield  ;  from  the  day  of  the  date  thereof,  for  and  during  the  natural 
life  of  her  the  said  Margaret  Clayton,  at  the  yearly  rent  of  £l),  payable 
half  yearly.  Witnesses:  Raffe  Turner,  Henry  Higinsonne.  Paper:  one 
sheet  12X9i,  seal  missing. 

779  1629  fifteen  days  after  Easter  (April  14th),  in  the  5th  year  of  Charles  I. 

Final  Concord  (Lat.)  between  Richard  Woodroofe  plaintiff  and  John 
Houle  senior  and  John  Houle  junior  and  Priscilla  his  wife  deforciants, 
whereby  the  latter  quitclaimed  to  the  former  a  messuage,  barn,  garden, 
8  acres  of  land,  2  acres  of  meadow,  6  acres  of  pasture  and  common  of 
pasture  for  beasts  in  Crookes,  Ecclesall,  Hallam  and  Sheffield ;  in  con- 
sideration of  £'^\.     Vellum  :  one  skin  ISj  X  5. 

415  1630  October  14th,  in  the  6th  year  of  Charles  I.     Indenture  of  Bargfain 

and  Sale  (Lat.)  by  William  Colson  of  Doncaster  co  York  chandler  to 
Edward  Sheppard  of  Doncaster  yeoman,  of  three  acres  of  land  etc  in  the 
townfields  or  territories  of  Doncaster,  in  the  occupation  of  William  Carver; 
formerly  the  hereditaments  of  William  Richmond  of  Doncaster  yeoman 
deceased,  and  by  him  conveyed  to  Anthony  Armitage  of  Doncaster 
yeoman  deceased,  the  price  being  ^47.  Witnesses :  Samuel  Hall,  John 
Nicolson,  John  .  .  .  Barrowe,  Edward  Sheppard,  Ambrose  Harpam, 
Thomas  Burthroid,  William  Catterill,  Thomas  Shepphard.  Vellum:  one 
skin  18  X  10,  seal  missing. 

348  1631    j\lay  10th,  in  the  7th  year  of   Charles  I.     Indenture  of  Barg-ain 

and  Sale  (Lat.)  from  William  Creswicke  junior  of  Sheffield  cutler  to 
Thomas  Bright  of  Graystones  in  Ecclesall  in  the  parish  of  Sheffield 
yeoman,  of  a  close  of  six  acres  and  a  half,  commonly  called  Parke 
Medowe,  lying  within  the  lordship  of  Ecclesall  between  the  land  of 
Thomas  Billam  and  a  certain  common  or  waste  called  Brendcliff  Edge, 
then  in  the  occupation  of  the  grantor,  in  part  accomplishment  and  per- 
formance of  certain  covenants,  grants  and  agreements  contained  in  an 
indenture  of  the  same  date.  Witnesses :  Thomas  Creswick,  James 
Creswicke,  John  .  .  .  .  ,  Henery  Stevenson.  Vellum:  one  skin  11  X  9, 
seal  non-armorial  bears  the  device  of  a  goat. 

789  1631  (-2)  January  3rd,  in  the  7th  year  of  Charles  I.    Indenture  of  Bargain 

and  Sale  (Lat.)  from  Thomas  Clayton  of  Sheffield  co  York  cordwainer, 
to  Robert  Sorsbie  of  Sheffield  cutler,  of  a  messuage  with  appurtenances 
known  as  "  le  house  at  the  Woodside,"  in  Brightside  Byerlowe  then  in 
the  tenure  of  John  Hawkesley,  of  a  garden  next  to  the  house,  then  in  the 
tenure  of  John  Silvester,  and  of  a  croft  and  close  called  Lyme  Pitt  Crofte 
then  in  the  tenure  of  the  vendor ;  together  with  all  the  vendor's  lands  in 


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Brightside  Byerlowe  (with  the  exception  of  a  lane  leading  to  the  I>ong- 
fieldes).  This  sale  was  in  part  accomplishment  of  covenants  in  an 
indenture  of  the  same  date,  and  in  consideration  of  £51.  Witnesses : 
Ja.  Creswicke,  George  Carr,  John  Silvester,  Richard  Sheircliffe,  William 
Saursby,  Wm  Moseley,  John  Hawkesley.  Vellum:  one  skin  13  X  8, 
one  seal,  non-armorial. 

429  and  442  163l(-2)  January  6th,  in  the  7th  year  of  Charles  I.  Indenture  of 
Lease  (Engl.),  and  counterpart,  from  Robert  Sorsbie  of  Sheffteld 
cutler  to  Thomas  Clayton  of  Sheffield  cordwainer  and  Alice  his  wife, 
of  a  messuage  in  Brightside  Byerlowe  in  the  parish  of  Sheffield,  commonly 
called  "  the  house  att  the  Woodsyde,"  then  in  the  occupation  of  John 
Hawksley:  and  all  easements  and  appurtenances;  and  the  garden  near 
thereto,  then  in  the  occupation  of  John  Silvester  ;  and  a  close  or  croft 
adjoining  to  the  messuage ;  and  the  close  called  Lymepitt  Croft,  then 
in  the  occupation  of  the  said  Thomas  Clayton  ;  all  which  the  said  Robert 
Sorsbie  "  late  hadd  and  purchased  to  him  and  to  his  heires  for  ever  of 
the  gyfte  graunt  or  conveyance  of  the  said  Thomas";  for  the  term  of 
"  fowerscore  "  years,  if  the  said  Thomas  and  Alice  should  so  long  live ; 
at  the  yearly  rent  of  50s.  Witnesses :  J  a  Creswicke,  Wm  Moseley, 
John  Hawkesley.  Vellum:  each  one  skin  14X8,  one  seal  bears  a 
fleur-de-lis,  and  the  other,  two  arrows  with  heads  in  base,  crossed 
through  a  heart;    probably  neither  is  armorial. 

788  1631  (-2)   January  8th,  in  the  7th  year  of  Charles   I.    Bond  (Lat.  and 

Engl.)  from  Thomas  Clayton  of  Sheffield  co  York  cordwainer  to  Robert 
Sorsbie  of  Sheffield  cutler,  in  ;^160,  to  perform  covenants  contained  in  an 
indenture  of  even  date.  Witnesses :  George  Carr,  William  Saursbye, 
Richard  Schirtcliffe,  John  Silvester.  Vellum  :  one  skin  8X8,  fragments 
of  a  small  seal. 

440  (1631-2)    January   13th,  in  the  7th   year  of  Charles   1.      Indenture  of 

Bargain  and  Sale  (Engl.)  by  Thomas  Clayton  of  Sheffield  corviser 
(shoemaker),  to  Robert  Sorsbie  of  Sheffield  cutler,  in  consideration  of 
£S'i,  of  a  messuage  with  appurtenances  in  Brightside  Byerlowe,  called 
the  House  at  the  Wood  Syde,"  then  in  the  occupation  of  John 
Hawkesley,  of  a  garden  near  by,  then  in  the  occupation  of  John  Silvester, 
and  of  a  close  or  croft  of  three  roods  adjoining,  and  of  a  close  called 
Lyme  Crofte  of  one  and  a  half  acres,  excepting  to  the  seller  passage 
through  them  to  certain  closes  called  Longfieldes,  and  reserving  the  yearly 
rent  of  23s  from  a  lease  made  to  John  Hawkesley  of  the  messuage,  then 
having  ten  years  to  run,  and  excepting  the  chief  rent  of  the  garden,  leased 


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to  John  Sylvester  in  1628  for  21  years.  A  warranty  was  given  against 
any  dower  claims  of  Alice  wife  of  Thomas  Clayton,  and  the  latter  engaged 
if  required  to  execute  a  fine,  feoffment,  or  recovery.  Witnesses :  Ja. 
Creswicke,  George  Carr,  William  Saursbye,  Richard  SheirclifFe,  John 
Silvester.  Vellum :  one  skin  22  X  122,  seal  partly  broken  bears  a 
fleur-de-lis. 

448  fl631-2)    March  9th,  in  the  7th  year  of  Charles  I.     Release  and  Quit 

Claim  (Engl.)  from  Thomas  Raysin  of  Doncaster  "  Linnendraper  "  son 
and  heir  of  Thomas  Raisin  (sic)  late  of  Pontefract  alderman,  to  Robert 
Sorsbie  of  Sheffield  cutler,  and  to  Charles  Clayton  son  and  heir  of  Charles 
Clayton  deceased,  of  a  messuage  in  Brightside  Byerley,  called  "  the  house 
att  the  Woodside,"  and  closes  called  Lymepittcroft,  Longfield,  and  Hell- 
hole. The  deed  recites  that  Thomas  Clayton  of  Sheffield  "  Cordwyner," 
by  an  indenture  of  February  13th  1624-5,  with  a  view  to  his  marriage 
with  Ales  Raisin  daughter  of  Thomas  Raisin  deceased  of  Pontefract, 
granted  to  the  latter  a  yearly  rent  charge  of  £l  on  "the  house  att  the 
Woodside  "  etc  as  a  jointure  for  their  own  use.  As  Thomas  and  Ales 
Clayton  had  recently  sold  the  properties  to  Robert  Sorsbie  and  Charles 
Clayton,  Thomas  Raysin  junior  quitclaimed  to  the  buyers  any  interest  he 
might  have  as  trustee.     Vellum:  one  skin  16  x  \\\. 

424  (1632)  Easter  Term  (April  18th  to  May  14th),  in  the  8th  year  of  Charles  I. 

Final  Concord  (Lat.)  between  Robert  Sorsbie  and  Charles  Clayton 
plaintiffs,  and  Thomas  Clayton  and  Alice  his  wife  deforciants,  whereby 
the  latter  quitclaimed  to  the  former  2  messuages  1  barn,  2  gardens, 
4  acres  of  land,  1  acre  of  meadowy  3  acres  of  pasture  and  common  of 
pasture  in  Brightside  Bierlawe,  and  Sheffield,  in  consideration  of  £"60. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  \\\  x  5i. 

486  1632    June  29th,  in  the  8th  year  of  Charles  I.     Indenture  of  Bargain 

and  Sale  (Engl.),  whereby  Nicholas  Diccons  of  Wales  co  York  yeoman 
sold  to  Thomas  Ludlam  of  Cherrytree  House  in  the  parish  of  Sheffield 
cutler,  for  £\b,  a  close  of  land  and  pasture  containing  5a  2r  32phs  called 
Nether  Rusling  Parke,  within  the  lordship  of  Ecclesall,  near  to  Walch 
Bridge ;  between  a  certain  river  or  brooke  called  Porter  Water  north- 
wards, and  a  certain  common  or  waste  called  Brendcliff  Edge  Common 
southwards,  and  then  in  the  occupation  of  the  said  Thomas  Ludlam, 
which  he  the  said  Nicholas  purchased  of  John  Holland  the  elder  and 
Emma  his  wife  and  John  Holland  the  younger  and  Anne  his  wife. 
Witnesses  :  Ja  Creswicke,  George  Ludlam,  Edward  Dale.  Vellum  : 
one  skin  21  X  11^,  seal  missing. 


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512  1635  (-6)  March  18th,  in  the  11th  year  of  Charles  I.  Indenture  of 
Bargain  and  Sale  (Lat.)  confirming  a  grant  by  William  Coulson,  of 
Doncaster  co  York  chandler  and  Henry  Coulson  son  and  heir  apparent  of 
the  said  William,  to  Edward  Sheppard  of  Doncaster  aforesaid  yeoman  and 
Edward  his  son  and  heir  apparent,  of  a  messuage  situate  in  Doncaster 
aforesaid,  in  a  certain  street  there  called  Frenchgate,  between  a  messuage 
formerly  of  William  Lickbarrow  and  then  of  John  Glensover  on  the 
south,  and  a  messuage  belonging  to  the  Mayor  Aldermen  and  Burgesses 
of  Doncaster,  and  a  parcel  of  land  of  Richard  Bradford  on  the  north;  and 
abutting  on  land  of  John  Copley  on  the  east  and  on  the  street  aforesaid 
called  Frenchgate  on  the  west.  The  warranty  of  title  extends  to  Dorothea 
wife  of  William  Coulson.  On  a  separate  skin,  attached  in  the  fold,  and 
signed  and  sealed  as  part  of  the  above  deed,  is  a  power  of  attorney  given 
by  William  and  Henry  Coulson  to  Thomas  Fitzwilliam  of  Doncaster 
gentleman  and  Richard  Home  of  Doncaster  yeoman,  for  giving  posses- 
sion. Witnesses:  Ambrose  Harpam,  Rich  Bradforth,  Tho  Fitzwilliam. 
Vellum  :  two  skins,  the  deed  131  X  H,  and  the  power  of  attorney 
10  X  4,  two  seals  missing. 

513  1636  (-7)  February  24th,  in  the  12th  year  of  Charles  I.  Indenture  of 
Bars^ain  and  5ale  (Engl.)  from  John  Armitage  of  Doncaster  co  York 
draper  to  Edward  Sheppard  the  younger  of  Doncaster  yeoman,  of  an  acre 
of  meadow  in  Hextrop  Ings,  within  the  precincts  and  territories  of 
Doncaster ;  abutting  upon  lands  of  John  Broughton  the  younger  on  the 
east,  upon  lands  of  William  Broughton  on  the  west,  upon  the 
river  of  Donne  (?)  on  the  north,  and  upon  the  lands  of  the  Mayor 
Aldermen  and  Burgesses  of  Doncaster,  then  in  the  tenure  of  Edward 
Sheppard  the  elder  on  the  south.  The  covenants  for  title  include  the 
title  of  Rebecka  wife  of  John  Armitage.  Pinned  to  this  indenture,  but 
not  otherwise  attached  is  the  bond  of  John  Armitage,  for  the  performance 
of  covenants ;  it  is  of  even  date  and  contains  no  information  not  contained 
in  the  indenture.  Witnesses:  Wm  West,  Henry  Holmes,  Thomas 
Sheppard,  Joh  West.  Vellum:  two  skins,  the  indenture  20j  X  11,  and 
the  bond  lOj  X  3i,  seals  missing. 

511  1637    June  20th,  in  the  13th  year  of  Charles  I.       Bond  (Lat.  and  Engl.) 

of  Samuell  Stancliffe  of  Doncaster  co  York  saddler,  in  the  sum  of  £^1 ; 
for  the  better  assuring  to  Edward  Sheppard  of  Doncaster  yeoman  and 
Edward  his  son,  of  two  acres  of  meadow  in  several  selions  in  Bentley 
Inges,  granted  to  them  by  the  said  Samuell  Stancliffe  by  deed  of  feoffment 
of  even  date.  The  condition  of  the  bond  refers  to  Ann,  wife  of  the  said 
Samuell  Stancliffe,  also  William  and  John  Hundsley.  Witnesses: 
Richard  Bradforth,  John  Nicolsonne,  Henry  Holmes,  Tho  Fitzwilliam. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  18  X  17,  seal  missing. 


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433  1637    July   27th,  in  the    13th  year  of   Charles  I.     Deed  of  Covenant 

(Engl.)  between  Richard  Rawson  of  Ecclesall,  parish  of  Sheffield  yeoman 
and  Alice  his  wife  of  the  one  part  and  Robert  Rawson  of  Dongworth  in 
the  Chapelry  of  Bradfield  co  York  yeoman  and  Arthur  Ellis  of  Sheffield 
sheather  of  the  other  part,  to  acknowledge  and  levy  a  fine,  of  a  messuage 
with  all  easements  and  appurtenances,  situate  at  or  near  Graystones, 
within  the  lordship  of  Ecclesall,  and  then  in  the  occupation  of  William 
Staniforth  ;  and  of  closes  called  the  Croft  (wherein  the  messuage  stood)  ; 
Calfe  Close  (then  severed  into  two  parts),  Kilnefield  (then  likewise 
severed  into  two  parts),  Netherend  of  Kilnefield,  Carr,  Hollins  (then 
severed  into  two  parts)  and  Lathefield,  to  the  use  of  the  said  Richard 
and  Alice  for  their  joint  lives  or  for  the  life  of  the  longer  liver ; 
and  after  the  decease  of  the  survivor,  to  the  heirs  of  Alice  by  Richard  ;  in 
default  to  the  heirs  of  the  body  of  Alice  ;  and  in  default  to  her  right  heirs 
for  ever.  There  is  a  proviso  respecting  an  arrangement  made  between 
the  said  Richard  and  Alice  before  marriage,  as  to  the  payment  under 
certain  conditions  of  four  score  pounds  to  Alice  Brelsforth,  Anne  Brels- 
forth  and  Mary  Brelsforth  daughters  of  the  said  Alice  Rawson,  by  her 
former  husband.  Witnesses :  Ja  Creswicke,  Rowland  Revell,  Richard 
Rawson,  John  Beighton,  Wm.  Wadsworth.  Vellum  :  one  skin  I82  X  Hi, 
two  small  seals,  obscure. 

422  (1637)  Michaelmas  Term  (October  9th  to  November  28th),  in  the  13th  year 

of  Charles  I.  Final  Concord  (Lat.)  between  Robert  Rawson  and 
Antony  Ellis,  plaintiff's,  and  Richard  Rawson  and  Alice  his  wife  de- 
forciants, whereby  the  latter  quit  claimed  to  the  former  a  messuage,  barn, 
garden,  16  acres  of  land,  6  acres  of  meadow,  6  acres  of  pasture,  and 
common  of  pasture  with  appurtenances  in  Graystones,  Ecclesall  and 
Sheffield,  in  consideration  of  ^"60.     Vellum  :  one  skin  13  X  5. 

510  1637  (-8)    March  2nd,  in  the  13th  year  of  Charles  I.     Deed  of  Settle- 

ment (Lat.),  whereby  Richard  Carlill  son  of  Robert  Carlill  late  of 
Doncaster  co  York  yeoman  deceased,  for  divers  good  causes  etc,  and  in 
consideration  of  £5^,  paid  by  Margery  Piggott  of  Doncaster,  granted 
unto  the  said  Margery  Piggott,  Edward  Sheppard  of  Doncaster  (son  of 
the  said  Margery)  and  Edward  Sheppard  (son  of  the  said  Edward),  3  acres 
and  3  roods  of  arable  land,  in  the  fields  and  territories  of  Doncaster ;  and 
at  Wheatley,  3  acres  lying  in  a  place  called  Fulsom  Flatt,  between  land 
of  Robert  Hartley  butcher  on  the  east,  and  land  of  John  Stockes  Aid 
(Alderman)  on  the  west;  and  abutting  on  Claypitt  on  the  north;  and 
3  roods  lying  in  that  close  of  the  said  John  Stockes  called  Bull  Butts 
alias  Shortheads  near  Wind  Mill,  situate  in  Sandpitts,  between  lands  of 
the  said  John  Stockes  on  the  east  and  west,  and  abutting  on  the  King's 


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road  leading  from  Doncaster  towards  the  town  of  Hatfield  on  the  north ; 
to  the  use  of  the  said  Margery  Piggott  and  Edward  Sheppard  the  father, 
for  their  lives,  and  the  life  of  the  survivor ;  and  after  the  death  of  such 
survivor  to  the  use  of  Edward  Sheppard  the  son  and  his  heirs  for  ever. 
The  warranty  of  title  included  Katherine  the  wife  of  Richard  Carlill. 
Witnesses:  John  Nicolsonne,  Henry  Holmes,  Tho  Fitzwilliam.  Vellum: 
one  skin  17*  X  12,  a  fragment  of  the  seal  of  Richard  Carlill  appears  to  be 
armorial ;  viz.,  part  of  a  shield  quarterly  with  helmet  and  crest,  the  3rd 
quarter  shows  a  bend,  with  a  small  charge  in  sinister  chief. 

509  (1638)    October    26th,   in   the    14th    year  of  Charles  I.      Indenture  of 

Settlement  (Lat.)  by  Edward  Sheppard  of  Doncaster  co  York  yeoman 
and  Edward  his  son  to  provide  dower  and  jointure  for  Anna  wife  (probably 
2nd  wife)  of  Edward  Sheppard  the  father,  and  a  settlement  for  the  son  ; 
whereby  a  messuage  in  Frenchgate,  Doncaster,  in  the  occupation  of 
Francis  Burgis  ;  and  a  close  in  Doncaster  near  a  lane  there  called  Greene- 
dike  Lane  on  the  east ;  and  abutting  on  land  of  John  Stockes  on  the  west 
and  north,  and  upon  the  high  road  leading  from  Balby  to  Carhouse  on  the 
south,  was  granted  to  Richard  Bradford  of  Doncaster  Aid  (Alderman)  and 
Thomas  Fitzwilliam  of  the  same  town,  gentleman,  to  the  use  of  Edward 
Sheppard  the  father  and  Anna  his  wife,  for  the  lives  of  them  and  the 
survivor  of  them,  and  after  their  decease  to  the  use  of  Edward  Sheppard 
the  son  and  heir  for  ever.  Witnesses:  Robert  Yates,  George  Stannell. 
Vellum:  one  skin  14  x  11^,  seals  missing. 

505  1640    iMay  9th,  in  the  16th  year  of  Charles  I.      Indenture  of  Settle- 

ment (Engl.)  by  Edward  Sheppard  the  elder  of  Doncaster  co  York 
yeoman,  on  his  son  Edward  Sheppard  the  younger  of  Doncaster  yeoman, 
of  a  messuage  in  Doncaster  called  "  the  signe  of  the  Bull,"  in  French 
Gate ;  wherein  Margery  Pigott  widow,  and  the  said  Edward  Sheppard  the 
elder  did  dwell ;  and  all  those  barns  and  foldsteads  in  St  Pulchregate, 
without  the  Barr  in  Doncaster,  then  late  the  inheritance  of  William 
Levett  gent ;  and  three  acres  of  meadow  in  Crimpsall  within  Doncaster, 
late  the  inheritance  of  John  Cooke  and  previously  of  Thomas  Fulwood  ; 
and  a  close  in  Hextropp  in  the  parish  of  Doncaster,  at  Hextropp  Lane 
Side,  late  the  inheritance  of  William  Barrowe  alias  Lick  Barrowe  aid 
(Alderman)  deceased.  The  settlor  granted  the  property  to  his  said  son 
for  ever,  to  the  only  use  and  behoof  of  him  the  settlor  and  his  assigns  for 
100  years,  he  to  keep  the  buildings  in  repair,  and  if  he  did  not  so  long 
live  (sic)  or  if  he  failed  to  keep  the  house  in  repair,  then  from  his  death  or 
failure  to  repair,  to  the  only  proper  use  and  behoof  of  his  son  the  said 
Edward  Sheppard  the  younger  his  heirs  and  assigns  for  ever.  Witnesses  : 
Henry  Walker,  Robert  Walker,  Henry  Shawe.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
14  X  10,  seal  missing. 


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468  1645    November  19th.      Certificate  (Engl.)  appointing  Thomas  Taylor 

cornet  of  a  troop  of  horse  under  Captain  Henry  Westby  of  which  Colonel 
Copley  was  colonel.  Given  at  York  under  the  hands  of  Fran  Pierrepont, 
Willm  Lister,  Jn  Bellingham,  George  Trotter,  Thos  Mauleverer. 
Vellum:  one  skin  12  X  9^. 

785  (1647)  Trinity  Term  (June  18th  to  July  7th),  in  the  23rd  year  of  Charles  I. 

Exemplification  (Lat.)  of  proceedings  in  the  Court  of  King's  Bench  to 
the  effect  that  Thomas  Bright  appeared  before  the  court  by  Tobias 
Ireland  his  attorney,  during  the  last  Michaelmas  Term,  to  present  a  bill 
against  John  Bright  in  a  plea  of  trespass,  on  a  close  called  Fouldyard  at 
Greystones  in  the  parish  of  Sheffield.  The  defendant  appeared  by  his 
attorney  Martin  Stampe,  on  the  Friday  after  Trinity.  It  was  directed 
that  the  case  should  be  heard  at  York,  18th  August.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
8i  X  10. 

808  1653    August  15th.      Bond  (Engl.)  from  Brice  Norton,  of  Kingston  on 

Hull  merchant,  son  and  heir  of  Brice  Norton  late  of  Chappellthorpe  in 
the  township  of  Crigleston  in  the  parish  of  Sandall  Magna  co  York,  to 
Richard  Lawe  son  and  heir  of  Richard  Law  (sic)  late  of  Doncaster 
alderman  deceased,  in  £800,  to  give  the  latter  undisturbed  possession  of 
certain  copyhold  lands  in  the  manor  of  Crigleston.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
13  X  4,  seal  missing. 

646  1655    December    17th.      Indenture    of    Settlement    (Engl.)    between 

Henry  Bright  the  elder  of  Whirlowe  in  the  parish  of  Sheffield  gent  and 
Gartred  his  wife  of  the  1st  part,  Henry  Bright  the  younger,  son  and  heir 
of  the  said  Henry  Bright  the  elder,  and  Elizabeth  Harris  widow,  late 
wife  of  Edward  Harris  late  of  Stretton  co  Derby  gent  deceased  of  the 
2nd  part,  and  Raphe  Clarke  of  Cuthorpe  co  Derby  esquire  of  the  3rd 
part ;  whereby,  in  consideration  of  an  intended  marriage  between  the  said 
Henry  Bright  the  younger  and  the  said  Elizabeth  Harris  daughter  of  the 
said  Raphe  Clarke,  and  of  ;^700  to  be  paid  for  the  jointure  of  the  said 
Elizabeth,  and  in  lieu  of  dower  of  the  said  Gartred,  it  w^as  agreed  that 
the  said  Henry  Bright  the  elder  and  Gartred  his  wife  and  Henry  Bright 
the  younger,  should  acknowledge  and  levy  a  fine  unto  Raphe  Clarke  and 
his  heirs  ;  of  Whirlowe  Hall  (fully  described) ;  and  all  other  the  heredita- 
ments whatsoever  of  them  in  Whirlowe,  Ecklesall,  Fulwood,  Ecklesfeild 
or  elsewhere  in  co  York  ;  and  also  of  a  water  corn  mill  in  Dore  in  the 
parish  of  Dronfield  co  Derby  ;  and  all  other  hereditaments  in  Dronfield, 
Greenehill  or  elsewhere  in  the  parish  of  Norton  or  co  Derby,  containing 
10  messuages,  5  cottages,  15  gardens,  14  orchards,  100  acres  of  land,  60 
acres  of  meadow,   150  acres  of  pasture,  40  acres  of  wood,  200  acres  of 


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moor  and  heath  in  co  York ;  and  a  water  mill,  a  messuage,  a  cottage,  a 
garden,  an  orchard,  50  acres  of  land,  15   acres  of  meadow,  40  acres  of 
pasture,  and   100  acres  of  moor  and  heath  in  co  Derby ;    to  the  uses 
following ;  namely,  as  to  the  whole,  to  the  use  of  Henry  Bright  the  elder, 
till  the  said  marriage  ;  and  from  and  after  the  marriage,  as  to  a  messuage 
and  lands  in  Ecklesfeild  in  the  tenure  of  William  Hanley,  and  certain 
closes  in  Greenhill  in  the  tenure  of  Anthony  Poynton,  to  the  use  of  Henry 
Bright  the  elder  for  ever  ;  as  to  Whirlowe  Hall  (except  the  west   part 
thereof  called  the  parlour,  and  the  pantry,  and  all  the  chambers  over  the 
same,  and  the  garden  place  thereto  adjoining,  and  the  lathe,  barning,  or 
outhouse  called  the  oate  lath  and  oate  chamber,  with  sufficient  stabling 
and  cowhouse  for  the  said  Henry  Bright  the  elder,  his  more  proper  use; 
together  with  certain  rights  of  passage  through  the  hall,  courts  and  back- 
side) in  a  cottage  in  the  possession  of  Richard  Bamforth,  the  demesne 
lands  of  Whirlowe  Hall  called  Nether  Fenney,  containing  10  acres;  a 
close  called  Upper  Fenney,  containing  15  acres  ;  a  close  called  Whynnes, 
containing  10  acres,  a  close  called  Ryefeild,  containing  12  acres;  a  close 
called  Wheatefeild  containing  10  acres ;    a  close  called  Overhouse  Feild 
containing  8  acres;  a  close  called  Castle  Dike  Feild  containing  10  acres; 
a  close  called  Broomefeild  containing  20  acres;  a  close  called  Little  High 
Feild  containing  12  acres;  a  croft  called  Handley  Croft  containing  13 
acres  ;  a  close  called  Pingle  containing  2  acres ;  a  close  called  Broome 
Croft  containing  8  acres ;  a  close  called  Stubbing  containing  5  acres  ;  the 
water  corn  mill  with  the  stream  thereunto  belonging ;    a   close    at    Dore 
containing  4  acres ;  closes  called  Stone  Lyme,  Rough  Lyme,  Farr  Lyme, 
Little  Lyme  and  Over  Lyme  containing  together  25  acres,  to  the  use  of 
Henry  Bright  the  younger  and  Elizabeth  his  then  intended  wife,  for  their 
joint  lives  and  the  life  of  the  survivor  of  them,  for  or  in  the  name  of  the 
jointure  of  the  said  Elizabeth  and  in  lieu  of  dower,  and  after  the  death  of 
the  survivor,  to  the  use  of  Henry  Bright  the  younger  his  heirs  and  assigns 
for  ever.      Provided  that  in  case  any  heir   male    of   Henry    Bright  the 
younger,  by  Elizabeth  his  wife,  should  attain  the  age  of  twenty  one  years, 
and  after  the  death  of  his  father,  but  during  the  life  of  his  mother,  should 
desire   to  have  possession   of   the   capital   messuage   and  demesne  lands 
comprised  in  the  settlement,  he  could  do  so  on  certain  conditions  therein 
stated  ;  as  to  the  said  west  part  of  the  said  capital  messuage,  thereinbefore 
excepted,  the  hereditaments  in  Ecklesall  and  Fulwood,  then  in  the  several 
tenures  of  George  Bougham,  John  Burley,  William  Bright,  Robert  Dent, 
Thomas  Lord,  William  Carnall,   Richard  Stone,  and  John  Bamforth,  to 
the  use  of  Henry  Bright  the  elder  and  Gartred  his  wife  for  their  joint 
lives,  and  the  life  of  the  survivor  of  them  ;  and  after  the  death  of  such 
survivor,  to  the  use  of  Henry  Bright  the  younger  his  heirs  and  assigns  for 
ever ;  and  as  to  the  residue  of  the  premises  comprised  in  the  settlement ; 


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whereof  no  use  had  been  declared,  the  said  fine  should  be  and  enure  to 
the  use  of  Henry  Bright  the  elder  for  life,  and  after  his  death  to  the  use 
of  Henry  Bright  the  younger  his  heirs  and  assigns  for  ever.  Witnesses  : 
Durant  AUsopp,  Cor  Clarke,  Robert  Ostley  (?),  John  Bunting,  George 
Shawe,  W  Wither,  George  Berly.  Vellum  :  one  skin  29  X  21,  seals 
missing. 

522  1658    June    18th.      Indenture  of  Barg-ain  and  Sale  (Engl.)  between 

Francis  Crooke  of  Grangefeild  in  the  parish  of  Crusley  (?)  co  Derby 
gentleman,  Charles  Hope  of  Grangefeild  aforesaid  gentleman  and  Ann 
his  wife,  and  Henry  Bright  the  elder  of  Whorlowe  in  the  parish  of 
Sheffield  gentleman ;  whereby  a  messuage  in  Whorlowe,  within  the 
lordship  of  Ecclesall,  in  the  occupation  of  James  Bromeley  the  younger, 
with  numerous  appurtenances  was  granted  to  the  said  Henry  Bright. 
Witnesses  :  James  Lee,  John  Bright,  James  Bromley,  Godfrey  Wild, 
W  Simson  Jo  Bullok,  Geo  Sitwell,  Geo  Shawe,  Ja  Webster.  Vellum  : 
one  skin  26  X  12,  seals  missing.  Notes :  a  memorandum  endorsed 
relates  to  subsequent  litigation  affecting  the  property.  Some  of  the  above 
witnesses  attested  the  memorandum  only. 

563  (1665-6)    February    12th,  in    the    18th    year  of  Charles   II.     Recovery 

(Lat.)  suffered  by  William  Simson  gentleman  and  Richard  Jeffcocke 
against  Emanuel  Scorah  gentleman,  in  7  messuages  and  105  acres  in 
Graystones  and  Ecclesall.  Thomas  Bright  gentleman  was  the  first 
vouchee  and  George  Huniston  the  second,  William  Lamb  and  Robert 
Mil  ward  were  the  attorneys  of  William  Simson,  Richard  Jeffcocke,  and 
Thomas  Bright,  and  Sir  Francis  Cobb  was  sheriff  of  Yorkshire. 

758  1670    April  30th,  in  the  22nd  year  of  Charles  II.      Deed  of  Feoffment 

(Lat.)  from  Thomas  Aldam  of  Warmsworth  co  York  yeoman,  to  Edward 
Sheppard  of  Doncaster  gentleman,  of  half  an  acre  of  arable  land  in  a 
certain  close  in  Balby,  between  the  close  called  Lodge  Close  and  land  then 
late  in  the  occupation  of  Robert  Barwick  (?),  and  then  of  Thomas  Aldam  ; 
power  of  attorney  to  Thomas  Mann  of  Doncaster  "  sowderer,"  to  deliver 
seisin.  Witnesses :  Robert  Salmon,  William  Reddich,  Thomas  Mann, 
W.  Sheppard,  William  Wilson,  William  Salmon,  Anthony  Beckitt. 
Vellum  :  two  skins,  one  12X8  and  the  other  10  X  8,  seal  missing. 

489  1670    May  3rd,  in  the  22nd  year  of  Charles  II.      Indenture  of  Settle- 

ment (Engl.)  between  Benjamin  Rawson  of  Upperthorpe  in  the  parish 
of  Sheffield  yeoman,  second  son  of  Edward  Rawson  deceased  then  late  of 
Upperthorpe  aforesaid,  of  the  1st  part,  John  Rawson  of  Upperthorpe 
aforesaid  yeoman,  eldest  brother  to  the  said  Benjamin,  of  the  2nd  part 
and  Thomas  Rawson  of  Whiston  co  York  clerk  and  Malin  Sorsbye  of 


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Sheffield,  gent  of  the  3rd  part :  whereby  Benjamin  Rawson  (with  the 
object  of  carrying  out  some  family  arrangement  made  by  his  brother  for 
the  benefit  of  Elizabeth  Hobson  and  Martha  Rawson  his  mother,  and 
with  the  intent  to  create  a  family  settlement)  granted  unto  Thomas 
Rawson  and  Malin  Sorsbye  the  reversion  and  remainder  (when  it  should 
happen,  after  the  decease  of  the  said  Elizabeth  Hobson  and  Martha 
Rawson)  of  a  messuage  in  Dodworth  co  York,  on  the  north  side  of  the 
street  there,  together  with  the  croft,  garden,  orchard  and  foldstead  there- 
unto belonging ;  and  two  closes  called  Foggy  Close  and  Greatwoodside ; 
and  one  close  called  Great  Broad  Inge,  with  all  tithes,  to  the  use  of 
Benjamin  Rawson  for  life,  and  after  his  death  ;  to  the  use  of  the  heirs  of 
his  body  ;  and  in  default  of  issue  ;  to  his  heirs  and  assigns  for  ever ;  and 
to  no  other  use.  There  is  a  covenant  by  Benjamin  Rawson  with  John 
Rawson  as  to  reimbursement  for  repairs,  and  the  settlement  is  stated  to 
be  irrevocable.  Witnesses :  Tho  Birkbeck,  J  Darwent,  Will  Tayler. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  22  X  15,  seals  missing.  Notes  :  this  settlement  was 
effected  by  lease  and  release,  the  lease  is  missing,  but  it  is  referred  to  in 
the  operative  part  of  the  release.  There  is  a  memorandum  endorsed, 
signed  by  all  four  parties  to  the  release,  that  if  the  said  Benjamin  Rawson 
should  marry  '  at  any  time  thereafter,"  he  might  give  his  wife  a  life 
estate  in  the  settled  property. 

642  1671    November  7th,  in  the   23rd  year  of  Charles   II.     Indenture  of 

Bargain  and  Sale  (Engl.)  made  between  George  Hall  of  Rossington 
CO  York  yeoman,  Mary  his  wife  and  Thomas  Hall  his  son  and  heir 
apparent  of  the  one  part,  and  Richard  Sheppard  of  Doncaster  co  York 
gentleman  of  the  other  part ;  whereby,  in  consideration  of  £50,  the  said 
George,  Ann  and  Thomas  Hall  granted  to  the  said  Richard  Sheppard  his 
heirs  and  assigns  for  ever,  certain  lands  in  Balby  near  Doncaster,  fully 
described ;  in  the  description  of  which,  the  following  names  of  persons 
and  places  occur ;  namely,  John  Kellam,  Mr.  Thomas  Fitzwilliam, 
Doncaster,  Hexthropp,  Little  Moore,  Thomas  Kellam,  Woodfield, 
Loversall,  William  Fernilley,  Edward  Box,  William  Broughton  junior, 
John  Walker,  the  parsonage  land.  A  power  of  attorney  is  annexed  for 
"our  true  and  wellbeloved  in  Christ"  William  Wood  of  Doncaster 
butcher,  to  act  for  the  grantors  and  deliver  seisin.  Witnesses  :  J.  Arthur, 
Francis  Justice  jun,  William  Salmon,  Wm  Sheppard,  Thos  ..... 
Thomas  Mann,  John  Cotterell,  Tho  Kellam,  John  Killam  (sic)  senr, 
William  Pell,  William  Broughton.  Vellum :  two  skins,  the  deed 
27  X  11,  and  the  power  of  attorney  9X7;  one  seal  bears  a  cross 
between  two  small  charges,  probably  not  armorial.  Notes  :  endorsed 
is  a  memorandum  in  a  hand  of  later  date  "Tho  Oldams  Deeds  *  an 
acre  of  land  in  Dey  Flatt  '  Balby. '  " 


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1672  October  3rd,  in  the  24th  year  of  Charles  II.  Lease  (Engl.)  to 
precede  a  release  by  way  of  bargain  and  sale  from  Henry  Bright  the 
younger  of  Whirlow  in  the  parish  of  Sheffield  gentleman  to  Cornelius 
Clerke  of  Norton  co  Derby  esquire  and  John  Bright  of  Gray's  Inn  co 
Middlesex  esquire,  of  his  capital  messuage,  farm  or  tenement,  commonly 
called  Whirlow  and  all  the  houses,  buildings,  lands,  meadows,  pastures, 
woods,  underwoods,  orchards,  gardens,  backesides,  commons  etc,  whether 
the  same  was  then  in  the  occupation  of  Henry  Bright  the  younger  or 
Henry  Bright  the  elder ;  and  also  all  other  the  messuages,  lands,  cottages 
and  hereditaments  whatsover  of  him  the  said  Henry  Bright  the  younger, 
within  the  several  precincts  etc  of  Fulwood  and  Ecclesall  or  in  the  parish 
of  Sheffield  or  Dronfield  co  Derby  ;  and  all  other  the  hereditaments  of 
Henry  Bright  the  younger,  within  the  Kingdom  of  England  or  elsewhere, 
for  the  term  of  one  year.  Witnesses :  Tho  Chappell,  Marmaduke 
Machell,  John  Greensmith,  Nath  Newbownes,  Jo  Bullok,  Geo  Sitwell, 
Geo  Shawe,  Ja  Webster.  Vellum  :  the  lease  one  skin  18  X  10,  seal  missing. 
Notes:  a  memorandum  endorsed  shows  that  the  lease  was  produced  at 
Dronfield  in  connection  with  subsequent  litigation  between  Bright  and 
Clarke.     The  release  is  missing. 

1672  October  4th,  in  the  24th  year  of  Charles  II.  Indenture  of 
Settlement  (Engl.)  between  Henry  Bright  the  younger  of  Whirlow  in 
the  parish  of  Sheffield  gent  of  the  one  part  and  Cornelius  Clarke  of 
Norton  co  Derby  esquire  and  John  Bright  of  Gray's  Inn  co  Middlesex 
esquire  of  the  other  part;  whereby  the  said  Henry  Bright  the  younger 
granted  to  the  said  Cornelius  West  and  John  Bright,  his  capital  messuage, 
farm,  or  tenement  called  Whirlow  aforesaid,  and  all  his  houses,  buildings, 
lands,  meadows,  pastures,  woods  etc  enjoyed  therewith  in  the  occupation 
of  the  said  Henry  Bright  the  younger  or  Henry  Bright  the  elder  ;  and  all 
his  lands  in  Fullwood,  Ecclesall,  Sheffield,  Dronfield  or  "  within  the 
Kingdom  of  England,"  to  the  uses  following;  namely,  as  to  one  moiety 
to  the  use  of  the  said  Henry  Bright  the  younger  and  Elizabeth  his  wife, 
or  the  longer  liver,  the  said  Elizabeth  quitting  claim  to  her  right  to  dower 
in  that  moiety;  and  as  to  the  other  moiety,  in  trust  for  raising  portions  for 
younger  children  of  the  said  Henry  and  Elizabeth;  and  after  the  death 
of  the  said  Henry  and  Elizabeth,  to  the  use  of  their  first  son  in  tail  male  ; 
and  in  default  to  the  second  and  other  sons  successively  etc ;  and  in 
default  of  issue  by  the  said  Elizabeth,  to  the  use  of  the  heirs  male  of  the 
said  Henry  by  any  other  wife;  and  in  default  to  the  heirs  female  etc. 
Provided  that  this  settlement  was  not  to  deprive  Henry  Bright  the  elder, 
father  of  the  said  Henry  Bright  the  younger,  from  peaceably  occupying 
and  enjoying  the  west  part  of  the  said  capital  messuage  called  the  parlour, 
the  pantry  and  the  chambers  over,  or  the  outhouse  called     the  oat  lath  " 


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and  the  chamber,  sufficient  stabling  and  cowhousing,  with  free  liberty  to 
the  garden,  for  his  life ;  as  was  reserved  in  a  deed  of  feoffment  between 
them.  Power  to  alter  or  revoke  the  settlement  is  reserved  to  Henry 
Bright  the  younger.  Witnesses  :  Tho  Chappell,  Marmaduke  Marchell, 
John  Greenesmith.  Vellum:  one  skin  28  X  17,  seal  missing.  Notes:  a 
memorandum  endorsed  shows  that  the  settlement  was  the  subject  of  a 
chancery  action  and  was  produced  before  Nath  Newbownes,  Jo  Bullok, 
Geo  Sitwell,  Geo  Shawe,  Ja  Webster. 

556  1674    June  17th,  in  the  26th  year  of  Charles  II.     Indenture  of  Release 

(Engl.)  from  Robert  Spencer  of  Little  Sheffield  co  York  husbandman  to 
John  Stones  the  younger  of  Little  Sheffield  yeoman,  of  several  closes 
called  Nether  Rusling  Parke,  being  then  divided  with  hedge  and  ditch 
into  five  parts,  with  a  cottage  built  on  one  of  the  said  parts  southwards, 
then  in  the  occupation  of  John  Henn  (?),  all  which  were  situate  in  the 
lordship  of  Ecclesall  in  the  parish  of  Sheffield,  near  unto  Walch  Bridge, 
between  Porter  Water  northwards  and  a  certain  common  or  waste  called 
BrenclifTe  Edge  Common  southwards,  then  in  the  possession  of  the  said 
Robert  Spencer.  From  the  covenants  for  title  it  appears  that  Anne  was 
then  wife  of  the  said  Robert  Spencer.  Witnesses :  Raphe  Turner, 
Thomas  Dodworth,  John  Newton,  James  Hill.  Vellum :  one  skin 
26  X  21,  seal  in  paper. 

508  1675     November    19th,    in    the    27th   year   of   Charles   II.      Deed    Poll 

(Engl.)  under  the  hand  and  seal  of  Edward  Sheppard  of  Doncaster  co 
York  gent,  whereby  in  consideration  of  the  natural  love  and  affection 
which  he  bore  unto  his  son  Richard,  he  granted  unto  him  a  messuage  in 
Fishergate  Street  Doncaster,  then  in  the  occupation  of  Christopher 
Baldwin ;  and  three  messuages  in  St  Pulchregate  Street,  without  the 
Barrs,  then  in  the  occupation  of  Thomas  Jarratt,  John  Jarratt  and  Richard 
Wharom  ;  a  close  at  the  Mooreside  then  in  the  occupation  of  Edward 
Halliday ;  a  close  at  Balby  Outgange,  in  the  occupation  of  John  Killam ; 
another  close  at  Balby  in  the  occupation  of  Thomas  Killam  ;  another 
close  at  Balby  in  the  occupation  of  Paull  Hanson,  and  all  those  his  lands 
in  Claypitts  and  Short  Newton,  then  in  the  occupation  of  Phillip  Bassett 
and  Thomas  Smith,  one  close  in  Doncaster,  then  in  the  occupation 
of  Thomas  Mann ;  one  acre  of  meadow  in  Crimpsall  called  Petty  Acre  ; 
all  that  his  meadow  in  Bentley  Ings,  then  in  the  occupation  of  Anthony 
King ;  two  closes  at  the  Carrhill  then  in  the  occupation  of  William 
Wilson  and  John  Addinall ;  a  close  at  the  Dyall,  in  the  occupation  of 
John  Briggs;  and  all  that  farm  in  Cadeby  co  York,  then  in  the  occupa- 
tion of  Phillip  Viccars  (?)  and  others;  to  be  held  of  the  lord  of  the 
fee  etc;  and  he  appointed  his  trust}*   and  wellbeloved  in  Christ,  James 


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Sheppard  of  Doncaster  clerk,  to  be  his  attorney  to  deliver  possession. 
Witnesses :  Thomas  Childers,  Jas  Sheppard,  William  Salmon,  Chris- 
topher Baldwin,  William  Lowson  or  Howson.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
16  X  10,  seal  missing.  Notes:  memorandum  of  livery  of  seisin,  by  the 
attorney,  endorsed. 

(1676-7)  octave  of  the  Purification  of  the  Blessed  Virgin  Mary  (February 
2nd),  in  the  29th  year  of  Charles  II.  Final  Concord  (Lat.)  between 
Robert  Sorsbie  S.T.P.  plaintiff,  and  Jonathan  Staniforth  gentleman, 
Francis  Barlow  and  Katerine  his  wife  and  Josua  Sheppard  deforciants, 
whereby  the  latter  quitclaimed  to  the  former  4  messuages,  4  cottages,  50 
acres  of  land,  20  acres  of  meadow,  40  acres  of  pasture,  40  acres  of  wood, 
common  of  pasture  for  all  animals  and  pasture  for  ten  plough  animals  in 
Catcliffe,  Tinsley,  Treeton,  Brinsforth,  Norwood,  Hallam,  Brightside 
Byerley  and  Sheffield,  in  consideration  of  ^160.  Vellum :  one  skin 
I6X62.     S.T.P.  denotes  Professor  of  Theology,  see  number  743. 

1678  June  22nd,  in   the  30th  year  of  Charles   II.     Release   and  Quit 

Claim  (Engl.)  by  Robert  Spencer  of  Little  Sheffield  husbandman,  and 
Anne  his  wife,  to  John  Stones  junior  of  Little  Sheffield  yeoman,  of  a 
parcel  of  land  or  meadow,  divided  into  four  closes  and  containing  5  acres, 
2  roods,  32  perches,  called  Nether  Rusling  Park,  lying  in  the  lordship  of 
Ecclesall  in  the  parish  of  Sheffield,  near  Walch  Bridge,  between  a  brook 
called  the  Porter  Water  and  a  common  called  Brendcliffe  Edge,  then 
being  in  the  occupation  of  Robert  Spencer,  and  also  of  a  new  cottage 
thereon  then  in  the  occupation  of  John  Genn,  in  consideration  of  ;^83. 
Witnesses :  Stephen  Fox,  Samuel  Shawe,  James  Hill.  Vellum  :  one 
skin  18  X  11,  one  seal  missing,  one  in  paper. 

1680  March  31st,  in  the  32nd  year  of  Charles  11.     Release  and  Quit 

Claim  (Engl.)  from  Francis  Jessop  of  Broome  Hall  in  the  parish  of 
Sheffield  esquire,  to  Roger  Lee  of  Little  Sheffield  seed  merchant,  of  three 
closes  called  the  New  Feilds  with  two  pingles  containing  14  acres  in 
Little  Sheffield,  then  in  the  occupation  of  Roger  Lee,  and  of  2  cottages  in 
Little  Sheffield  then  in  the  occupation  of  Edward  Webster  and  widow 
Burley,  and  of  one  tan  yard  then  in  the  tenure  of  Stephen  Greene,  saving 
to  Francis  Jessop  a  perpetual  rent  of  6d  per  annum  ;  in  consideration  of 
£^.  Witnesses  :  William  Ronksley,  Samuel  Dickinson.  Vellum  :  one 
skin  18xl2i  seal. 

1685  November  30th.  Faculty  (Lat.)  from  the  Archbishop  of  York 
appointing  Thomas  Bright  of  Edge  in  the  parish  of  Sheffield  gentleman  as 
guardian  of  Ellena  Bright,  daughter  of  John  Bright  late  of  Rasin  Hall 


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deceased,  during  her  minority.  (Signed)  Will  Walker,  surrogate,  Phil 
Parker,  notary  public.     Vellum  :  one  skin  7  x  6*,  seal  in  paper. 

507  1687(-8)  March  9th,  in  the  4th  year  of  James  II.     Indenture  of   Lease 

(Engl.),  to  precede  a  release  by  way  of  bargain  and  sale,  from  Edward 
Hartley  of  Doncaster  co  York  gent  and  William  Rayldon  of  Doncaster 
aforesaid  spurrier  and  Anne  his  wife  to  James  Sheppard  of  Finingley  co 
Nott  clerk,  of  a  messuage  in  the  Market  Stead,  Doncaster  aforesaid,  then 
in  the  possession  of  Richard  Watson  together  with  the  kilnehouse  and  all 
appurtenances ;  and  also  five  acres  of  arable  land  at  Claypitts  Doncaster, 
then  in  the  occupation  of  Edward  Reassell  (?),  for  the  term  of  one  year 
at  a  rent  of  a  penny.  Witnesses :  John  Squire,  Mary  Squire,  William 
Walker.      Vellum:   one  skin  22X6,  three  seals,  each  bearing  a  shield 

quarterly  1st  &  3rd  three  lozenges  in  pale,  and  2nd  and  4th Notes: 

the  husband  signs  Rayldon  and  the  wife  Raldon.     The  release  is  missing. 

452  1690  July  30th.     Probate  of  the  Will  (Engl.)  of  William  Crawshaw  of 

Sheffield  husbandman,  with  grant  from dated  19th  March 

1690(-1),  whereby  he  left  iTlO  to  Mr.  Timothy  Jolley;  20s  to  Mrs.  Eliza- 
beth Lee  of  Little  Sheffield ;  20s  to  Mrs  Anne  Lee ;  20s  apiece  to  the 
three  children  of  Mr  Jonathan  Lee,  viz  Elizabeth,  Ann  and  George ;  £l 
to  Jone  Simson,  wife  of  Peeter  Simson  ;  £}>  to  Martha  Blyth  widow  of 
Sheffield  ;  40s  to  Mrs  Martha  Marriott  of  Ughill  ;  Is  to  his  cozen  John 
Yealand;  Is  to  his  cozen  Samuell  Yealand ;  5s  to  Samuell  Creswicke  of 
Little  Sheffield ;  10s  to  his  cozen  Jonathan  Yealand  ;  10s  to  his  cozen  John 
Yealand  maltster  of  Sheffield  ;  5s  to  Sarah  Beard  maid  servant  to  Peeter 
Simson  ;  he  also  gave  "  for  the  use  and  to  the  yearly  reliefe  of  Twelve  of 
the  most  aged  and  decrepid,  poore  persons  in  Ecclesall  Bierly,  the  rent 
and  benefitt  that  will  arrise  of  Tenn  pounds,  being  either  lent  out  to  interest 
or  bestowed  upon  lands,"  the  increase  of  which  he  gave  "  as  above  said, 
and  soe  to  remaine  for  ever,  to  be  equally  distributed  amongst  the  above- 
said  number,  the  first  weeke  in  November  every  yeare  "  ;  and  he  appointed 
Mr  John  Stones  and  Mr  Jonathan  Lee  of  Little  Sheffield,  trustees  "  in 
this  worke,  to  give  and  distribute  as  above  during  their  lives  "  ;  and  he 
desired  them  '  to  make  choice  of  honest  and  fitt  persons  to  succeed  them, 
and  desire  them  to  bestowe  it  in  Land,  theire  first  opportunity."  Testator 
left  the  residue  of  his  estate  to  Mr  Jonathan  Lee,  whom  he  made  sole 
executor.  Witnesses:  Peeter  Simson,  James  Nutt,  Sarah  Beard. 
Vellum  :   two  skins,  the  probate,  19  X  10,  and  the  grant  7X6,  seal  missing. 

430  (1690)  October  1st,  in  thn  2nd  year  of  William  and  Mary.     Indenture  of 

Marriage  Settlement  (Engl.)  made  by  Robert  Symon  of  Gleadless  in 
the  parish  of  Handsworlh  co  York  joiner,  on  the  then  intended  marriage 


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of  his  son  John,  to  Liddia  Austwick  (?)  of  Dronfield  co  Derby  spinster,  of 
a  cottage,  buildings,  gardens  and  appurtenances  (apparently  at  Gleadless, 
but  not  so  stated),  which  the  said  Robert  had  purchased  from  Henry  Earl 
of  Norwich  and  his  son  Henry  Lord  Howard,  in  the  28th  year  of  Charles  II 
(1676) ;  to  be  held  by  Andrew  Moorewood  of  Hallowes  in  the  parish  of 
Dronfield  gentleman  and  William  Steeven  alias  Glossopp  of  Hallowes 
husbandman,  upon  trust  for  Robert  for  life  ;  with  remainder  to  John  and 
Liddia  for  their  joint  lives,  and  the  life  of  the  survivor  ;  with  remainder  to 
the  heirs  of  the  body  of  John  and  Liddia;  and  in  default  to  the  right  heirs 
of  John  for  ever.  Witnesses  :  Thomas  Bulloke,  Andrew  Calltone,  John 
Green,  Eliz  Norcroft.     Vellum  :  one  skin  19  X  12. 

466  1695  April  25th,   in  the  7th  year  of  William  III.     Deed  Poll  (Engl.), 

being  a  release  and  quit  claim  by  Jeremiah  Woodrove  of  Gray  Stones  in 
the  parish  of  Sheffield  clerke  unto  John  Woodrove,  of  all  the  right,  title 
and  interest  of  the  said  Jeremiah,  of  and  in  certain  lands,  tenements  and 
hereditaments  in  the  parish  of  Handsworth  co  York,  devised  to  him  by  the 
will  of  his  father  Richard  Woodrove  of  Woodthorpe,  in  the  said  parish  of 
Handsworth  gent,  dated  the  30th  of  December  1680.  In  the  recitals  and 
operative  part  of  this  deed,  the  following  further  names  of  persons  and 
places  occur,  namely  :  the  lordshipp  of  Haverseidge  alias  Havershiggs  co 
Derby,  John  Heald,  George  Ibberson,  George  Smilter,  Fitzherberte 
esquire,  John  Woodrove  eldest  son  and  heir  of  Richard  the  testator,  John 
Allen,  Rosamond  Thompson,  Mary  Tompson,  George  Brayshaw,  Thomas 
Brashaw,  Gilbert  Clayton,  John  Flaxton,  Richard  Hallas,  Henry  Duke  of 
Norfolk,  John  Nodder,  Godfrey  Hancock.  Witnesses :  John  Allin, 
Godfrey  Hides,  Samuell  Stones.  Vellum  :  one  skin  21  X  16,  seal  in  paper, 
obscure.  Notes :  this  is  one  of  two  mutual  deeds  of  exchange  between 
the  two  brothers  Jeremiah  and  John,  as  to  the  estates  at  Hathersage  and 
Handsworth,  left  to  them  by  their  father  Richard  Woodrove  of  Wood- 
thorpe. 

638  1659  April  25th,  in  the  7th  year  of  William  III.     Indenture  of  Bargain 

and  Sale  (Engl.)  between  John  Woodrove  of  Woodthorpe  in  the  parish 
of  Handsworth  co  York  gent  and  Jerimia  Woodrove  of  Graystones  in  the 
parish  of  Sheffield  gent ;  whereby  the  said  John  granted  to  the  said 
Jerimia  a  capital  messuage  at  Woodthorpe  aforesaid  with  the  several 
closes  following :  namely,  Croft,  Stubbings  then  divided  into  two 
parts.  Green  Croft  then  divided  into  two  parts,  two  cottages  and  an 
orchard  adjoining,  Overfields,  Midlefield,  Little  Close,  North  Fields, 
Stubbing  Ing  adjoining  Stubbing  Lane,  Stubbing  Close,  abutting  on 
the  said  lane,  Stubbing  Lane  and  Farr  Croft,  Spring  Wood,  called 
Woodthorpe  Spring,  then  in  the  occupation  of  the  said  John  Woodrove ; 


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also  one  moiety  of  a  messuage  then  in  the  occupation  of  John  and  Mary 
Tompson,  WeUmeadow,  that  part  of  a  close  called  Nether  Stubbing  in  the 
occupation  of  the  said  John  and  Mary ;  also  the  other  moiety  of  the 
messuage  in  the  occupation  of  Nathaniell  Ouldale,  Narr  Croftes,  Narr 
Carr  in  the  occupation  of  the  said  Nathanial,  two  cottages  in  the  occupa- 
tion of  Thomas  Brashaw  and  Samuel  Stones ;  and  all  other  lands  men- 
tioned to  be  divised  to  him  the  said  John  Woodrove  by  the  will  of 
Richard  Woodrove  his  late  father  then  deceased ;  to  the  use  of  the  said 
Jeremia  his  heirs  and  assigns  for  ever,  upon  the  "  special  trust  and  confi- 
dence nevertheless,"  that  he  the  said  Jeremia  should  reenffeof  the  said 
John,  of  and  in  the  same ;  and  to  the  end  and  intent,  that  all  conditions 
imposed  on  the  lands  by  the  will  of  the  said  Richard,  might  be  destroyed. 
Witnesses :  John  Allin,  Godffrey  Hides,  Samuell  Stones.  Vellum  :  one 
skin  28  X  15,  seal  missing. 

378     527       1695  August  22nd,  in  the  7th  year  of  William  III.    Surrender  and  Ad- 

and  534  (i)  mittance  (Lat.),  three  copies,  extracted  from  the  court  rolls  of  the  manor 
of  Sheffield,  at  a  Court  Baron  held  on  the  above  date,  of  the  Most  Noble 
Henry  Duke  of  Norfolk,  on  the  surrender  by  John  Bromhead  of  Fulwood 
in  the  parish  of  Sheffield  co  York  husbandman,  Henry  Bromhead  his  son 
and  Mary  his  wife,  to  John  Fox  of  Darnall  in  the  same  parish  of  all  and 
singular  the  closes  or  parcels  of  land  called  Lodge  Carrs  formerly 
divided  into  two  parts,  Pingle,  Birkin  Meadow,  Bothom,  Parker 
Meadow,  Long  Park,  Hoyle,  Flatt  and  House  Field  situate  in  or 
near  Fulwood  aforesaid,  then  in  the  tenure  or  occupation  of  the  said 
Henry  Bromhead ;  provided  that  if  the  said  Henry  Bromhead  repaid 
to  the  said  John  Fox  on  a  certain  date,  at  the  mansion  house  of  John 
Sparks  of  Darnall,  the  sum  of  ^130  and  interest,  then  the  surrender 
and  admittance  was  to  be  null  and  void.  Fine  2s  16d.  Richard  Bacon, 
bailiff.  Thomas  Chappell,  steward.  Vellum:  each  one  skin  15  x  9i, 
18  X  11  and  23  X  20.  Notes:  these  are  copies  of  the  same  entry  on 
the  rolls.     One  is  engrossed  on  the  same  skin  as  534  (ii)  below. 

534  (ii)  1695  October  29th.    Recovery  (Lat.)  suffered  by  John  Fox  against  Robert 

Bullas,  of  the  properties  specified  in  numbert  527.  Henry  Bromehead 
and  Mary  his  wife  were  the  first  vouchees  and  John  Ashmore  the  second. 
After  the  property  had  been  adjudged  to  Robert  Bullas,  he  and  Henry 
and  Mary  Bromehead  surrendered  it  again  to  the  use  of  John  Fox  subject 
to  the  provisoes  in  number  527.  Thomas  Chappell  steward.  Vellum  : 
one  skin  23  X  20.  Notes :  numbers  534  (i)  and  (ii)  are  on  one  sheet  of 
vellum,  the  recovery  action  taking  place  in  the  Manor  Court  of  Sheffield. 
See  numbers  378,  527  and  534  (i)  above. 


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519  1697(-8)   February  10th,  in  the  9th  year  of  William   III.     Surrender 

(Lat.)  extracted  from  the  court  rolls  of  the  manor  of  Sheffield,  at  a 
Court  Baron  of  the  Most  Noble  Henry  Duke  of  Norfolk  Earl  Marshal, 
etc ;  held  there  on  the  above  date,  before  Thomas  Chappell  esquire  the 
steward,  when  it  was  presented  that  John  Unwin  then  or  then  late  of 
Hoyle  House  in  the  parish  of  Sheffield  and  county  of  York  yeoman,  for 
and  in  consideration  of  a  competent  sum  of  money  paid  by  Joseph  Banks 
of  Sheffield  gentleman  into  the  hands  of  the  said  John  Unwin  ;  the  said 
John  surrendered  into  the  hands  of  the  lord,  by  the  hands  of  John 
Pearson  and  Joseph  Pearson,  two  customary  tenants  (duly  sworn) ;  all 
that  messuage  called  Hoyle  House  in  Hallam  with  all  barns,  stables, 
outhouses,  dwellings,  smithys,  gardens,  etc,  then  in  the  tenure  of  Thomas 
Marsh  or  his  assigns,  as  also  the  reversion  after  the  death  of  Emma 
Marryott  widow  (mother  of  John  Unwin),  of,  in  and  to,  all  that  close 
called  Leyfeild  in  Hallam  aforesaid,  containing  by  estimation  4  acres  ; 
and  of,  in,  and  to,  all  that  parcel  of  a  croft  at  the  back  of  the  dwelling  of 
the  same  Thomas  Marsh  containing  in  breadth  6  yards  to  (?)  Wallstead, 
from  the  manor  house,  smithy,  and  garden  wall  of  the  said  Thomas 
Marsh,  and  containing  in  length,  the  whole  length  of  the  house,  garden, 
and  smithy  of  the  said  Thomas  Marsh,  with  all  easements,  etc,  in  any  way 
appertaining,  and  all  right,  title  and  interest  in  the  premises  aforesaid,  to 
the  only  proper  behoof  and  use  of  the  said  Joseph  Banks  his  heirs  and 
assigns  for  ever,  according  to  the  custom  of  the  manor,  to  which  Joseph, 
the  lord  by  his  steward  granted  seisin,  and  the  said  Joseph  was  admitted 
tenant  and  did  fealty,  and  paid  a  fine.  Vellum:  one  skin  12^X13. 
Notes:  this  is  an  attested  copy,  made  25th  March  1701  by  John  Bosevile. 

382  1699  (-1700)  January  5th,  in  the  11th  year  of  William  III.    Indenture  of 

Assignment  (Engl.)  from  John  Fox  of  Attercliflfe  Milne  in  the  parish  of 
Sheffield  gent  to  Robert  Offley  of  Norton  co  Derby  gent,  of  a  close  at 
Fullwood,  called  Broad  Meadow,  containing  three  acres  ;  for  the  residue  of 
a  term  of  999  years,  created  by  an  indenture  of  lease  dated  the  22nd  May, 
in  the  10th  year  William  III,  from  Henry  Bromhead  of  Fullwood 
yeoman,  therein  recited.  Witnesses :  John  Mandevile,  Jo  Greenesmith, 
Robert  Wayne,  Henry  Bromhead.  Paper:  one  sheet  15x10,  seal 
missing.  Notes  :  no  rent  appears  to  have  been  reserved  by  the  lease  and 
a  premium  of  ;^20  was  paid,  on  both  the  lease  and  assignment. 

577  1700  September  30th,  in  the  12th  year  of  William  III.     Indenture  of 

Lease  (Engl.)  from  the  Most  Noble  Prince  Henry  Duke  of  Norfolk 
Earl  Marshall  etc  to  John  Bright  of  Banner  Crosse  in  the  parish  of 
Sheffield  gent ;  whereby,  in  consideration  of  (i)  the  surrender  of  a  former 
lease  of  the  premises  thereby  demised,  which  had  then  three  and  a  half 


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years  to  run  ;  (ii)  of  ;^153  in  cash  ;  and  (iii)  of  the  covenants  therein  con- 
tained :  the  said  Duke  bargained,  sold,  set  and  to  farm  let,  unto  the  said 
Henry  Bright,  all  the  said  Duke's  two  thirds  of  the  tythes  of  corn,  grain, 
and  hay,  yearly  coming  from  the  lands  south  of  the  river  Sheaf e  within  the 
parish  of  Sheffield  and  lordship  of  Ecclesall ;  commonly  called  "the  tytheing 
of  Ecclesall  Byerley,"  as  the  same  had  been  gathered,  held  and  enjoyed  by 
the  said  John  Bright;  unto  the  said  John  Bright  for  the  term  of  twenty  one 
years,  at  a  yearly  rent  of  £2,  payable  halfyearly.  The  lessee  covenanted 
to  pay  all  rates,  taxes  etc  and  not  to  allow  the  tythe  to  be  diminished  by  any 
fraudulent  composition.     Witnesses  :  Jo  Shelton,  Rich  May,  Tho  Evans. 

408  1700  (-1)  January  1st,  in  the  6th  year  of  Thomas  Archbishop  of  Canter- 

bury. Deed  (Lat.)  under  the  seal  of  the  Archbishop  of  Canterbury, 
appointing  John  Speight  "  born  in  the  Diocese  of  York  "  a  public  notary, 
after  taking  the  necessary  oath  of  allegiance.  Signed :  C.  Hedges,  Master 
of  the  Faculties.  Henry  Fauconberge,  registrar.  Vellum :  one  skin 
15^  X  14,  seal  much  damaged. 

439  (1704)  August  1st,  in  the  3rd  year  of  Anne.      Conveyance  (Engl.)  from 

Robert  Soresby  of  Sheffield  gentleman,  son  and  heir  of  Robert  Soresby  of 
the  same  deceased,  Jonathan  Lee  of  Little  Sheffield  gentleman,  and 
Robert  Darwent  of  Rotherham  gentleman,  to  Joseph  Banks  of  Sheffield, 
in  consideration  of  /^626  paid  to  Jonathan  Lee  and  Robert  Darwent 
towards  paying  the  instant  debts  of  Robert  Soresbie  the  father  and  of 
13s  4d  paid  to  Robert  Soresbie  junior,  of  a  messuage  called  Lister  House, 
with  garden,  court,  kilne,  malthouse,  lead  "  cesternes,"  stable,  smithy,  one 
croft  and  two  closes  part  of  Listerfeild,  and  a  close  on  Pye-banke  Side 
called  Peartree  Close,  lying  between  Bridge  Houses  and  Neepsend,  then 
in  the  possession  of  Thomas  Bockin  ;  and  another  messuage  near  Neepsend 
at  the  bottom  of  Harvest  Lane,  with  barn,  stable,  orchard,  garden  and  a 
close,  being  the  other  part  of  Lister  Feild,  also  three  closes  together  on 
Pyebankeside  called  Birkinfeilds,  late  in  possession  of  William  Downes, 
then  of  John  Bramall ;  all  of  which  lay  in  Brightside  Byerley.  With 
separate  warranty  to  the  purchaser.  Witnesses:  Robert  Banks,  Jonathan 
Clay.  Vellum:  one  skin  23  X  12,  three  seals  in  paper.  Notes:  endorsed 
to  the  eflTect  that  the  deed  was  enrolled  in  Chancery,  23rd  November  1704. 

783  (1704)    November    24th,    in    the    3rd    year    of    Anne.       Indenture    of 

Apprenticeship  (Engl.)  between  Joseph  Bamforth  son  of  Thomas 
Bamforth  late  of  Sheffield  weaver  deceased,  and  Edward  Windle  of 
Sheffield  cutler  ;  whereby  Joseph  Bamforth  is  bound  for  ten  years  and 
three  months,  at  a  yearly  wage  of  1 6d.  Witnesses  :  Edward  Sanderson, 
Joseph  Nutt,  J.  Winter.  Vellum  :  one  skin  8i  X  8i,  seal  missing. 
Notes  :  the  details  are  interesting. 


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360  1705  October  3rd,  in  the  4th  year  of  Anne.     Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.) 

of  the  Manor  of  Ecclesall,  records  that  at  a  court  of  the  manor  of 
Ecclessal  of  John  Bright  in  the  presence  of  Joseph  Banks  steward  an 
Inquisition  was  taken  by  the  oaths  of  Hugh  Spooner,  Joseph  Smith, 
Robert  Brelsforth,  Robert  Offerton,  James  Oates,  Thomas  Bright,  Wilham 
Newbold,  Thomas  Bower,  George  Machon,  Thomas  Lee,  Henry  Winter, 
Anthony  Bartin,  Henry  Mawe,  who  swore  that  Thomas  Bright  gentleman, 
since  the  last  Great  Court  had  acquired  from  William  Unwin  various 
lands  and  tenements  called  "  four  Rawson  Meadows,"  Well  Meadow,  and 
Rawson  Spring,  situated  at  Graystones  and  held  from  the  lord  in  "free 
and  common  soccage  by  fealty,  suit  of  court  and  an  annual  rent  of  four 
shillings."     J.  Banks,  steward.     Vellum  :  one  skin  7  X  Sh 

545  and  546  1705  November  7th  and  8th,  in  the  4th  year  of  Anne.  Indentures 
of  Lease  and  Release  (Engl.)  made  between  William  Tayler  of 
Holthouse  in  the  parish  of  Sheffield  gentleman  and  Elizabeth  his 
wife,  William  Tayler  the  younger,  son  and  heir  apparent  of  the  said 
William  and  Elizabeth,  and  the  brother  and  heir  of  John  Tayler  deceased, 
of  the  1st  part,  William  Matthew  of  Sheffield  aforesaid  currier  of  the 
2nd  part,  and  Joseph  Banks  of  Sheffield  gentleman  of  the  3rd  part ; 
whereby  a  messuage  called  Holthouse  with  the  outbuildings  etc,  and 
several  closes  of  land,  the  names  of  which  will  be  found  in  one  or  more  of 
the  deeds  numbered  251,  252,  and  560,  were  granted  and  released  to  the 
use  of  the  said  William  Matthew,  by  way  of  mortgage,  to  secure  a  sum 
of  /^428  and  interest,  but  subject  to  a  prior  mortgage  to  John  Fox. 
Witnesses  :  Mary  Nowell,  Ro  Banks,  Jo  Weatherhead,  Jno  Crooke,  John 
Guest.  Vellum:  one  skin  each,  the  lease  I62XIO,  and  the  release 
30i  X  22i ;  five  seals  in  paper  bear  a  ship  in  full  sail,  probably  not 
armorial ;  and  the  seal  of  J  Banks  bears  a  cross  between  four  fleur-de-lis 
with  crest,  helmet  and  mantling. 

500  1706  November  27th,  in  the  5th  year  of  Anne.     Indenture  of    Lease 

(Engl.),  to  precede  a  release  by  way  of  bargain  and  sale,  from  William 
Sheppard  of  the  city  of  York  apothecary,  son  and  heir  of  James  Sheppard 
late  of  Finningley  co  Nott  clerke  deceased,  to  Frances  Sheppard  of 
Doncaster  co  York  widow,  of  a  messuage  in  Doncaster,  where  Richard 
Eaton  formerly  lived,  but  then  in  the  occupation  of  John  Pugh  ;  also  two 
barns  and  garths  in  the  West  Layth  Gates  in  Doncaster,  then  in  the 
occupation  of  John  Scott ;  and  also  two  barns  or  garths  thereto  in  East 
Layth  Gates  ;  also  four  acres  of  arable  land  in  a  field  called  Clay  Pitts, 
in  the  parish  of  Doncaster,  in  the  occupation  of  Thomas  Crofts ;  also  one 
acre  of  land  in  Clay  Pitts ;  also  a  close  called  Little  Field  Close  in 
Hextropp  in  the  parish  of  Doncaster,  in  the  occupation  of  widow  Wright, 


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(except  one  land  therein,  containing  about  half  an  acre,  belonging  to  the 
Corporation  of  Doncaster) ;  also  a  close  of  arable  land  called  Pool  Hill 
Close  in  Hextropp ;  for  a  year,  at  a  pepper  corn  rent.  Witnesses  : 
Lewis  West,  J  Booth,  Samuel  Hollyday  junr.  Vellum  :  one  skin  20  x  13, 
seal  missing.     Notes  :  the  release  is  missing. 

449  1706  November  18th,  in  the  5th  year  of  Anne.     Indenture  of  Bargain 

and  5ale  (Engl.)  by  John  Waller  of  Woodthorpe  Moore  Side  in  the 
parish  of  Handsworth  co  York  sicklesmith,  and  Hellen  his  wife,  to 
William  Fenton  of  Gleadlesse,  in  consideration  of  ;^60,  of  a  cottage  and 
appurtenances  in  which  John  Waller  was  then  living,  and  a  close  adjoining 
purchased  by  him  of  Benjamin  Ondale  and  Alice  his  wife,  lying  in  the 
Intack  adjoining  Woodthorpe  Moor,  with  covenant  to  create,  if  required,  an 
indefeasible  estate  therein.  These  properties  were  declared  to  be  in  the 
actual  possession  of  the  purchaser  by  an  indenture  of  bargain  and  sale 
of  the  previous  day,  conveying  them  for  a  term  of  six  months  at  a 
barley-corn  rent  "  by  force  of  the  statute  for  transferring  uses  into 
possession."  Witnesses  :  John  Fenton,  Alexander  Fenton,  B.  Trippett. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  23|  X  16,  two  seals  in  paper. 

641  1706  November  28th,  in  the  5th  year  of  Anne.     Indenture  of  Bargain 

and  Sale  (Engl.)  made  between  William  Sheppard  of  the  city  of  York 
apothecary,  son  and  heir  of  James  Sheppard  late  of  Fenningley  co  Nott 
clerk  deceased  of  the  one  part  and  Frances  Sheppard  of  Doncaster 
widow  of  the  other  part ;  whereby  the  said  William  Sheppard,  in  con- 
sideration of  ;^150,  granted  to  the  said  Frances  Sheppard  a  messuage  in 
Doncaster,  fully  described. 

405  1706(-7)   in  the  octave  of  the  Purification  of  the  Blessed  Virgin  Mary 

(February  2nd).  Final  Concord  (Lat.)  at  Westminster,  between  Joseph 
Banks  gentleman  plaintiff,  and  Richard  Revell  junior  and  Helen  his  wife, 
William  Taylor  gentleman  and  Elizabeth  his  wife,  Alexander  Pringle  and 
Elizabeth  his  wife,  and  John  Baker,  deforciants,  whereby  the  latter  quit- 
claimed to  the  former  3  messuages,  1  mill,  4  stables,  60  acres  of  land,  10 
acres  of  meadow,  60  acres  of  pasture,  common  and  turbary,  in  Ecclesall, 
Morewood,  Bradfeild,  Dodworth  and  the  parishes  of  Silkstone,  Sheffield 
and  Barnesley,  in  consideration  of  ^160.     Vellum  :  one  skin  20  x  6i. 

506  1707   May  7th,  in  the   6th   year  of  Anne.     Deed   of  Grant  and   Quit 

Claim  (Engl.)  by  William  Sheppard  of  the  city  of  York  apothecary,  to 
Frances  Sheppard  of  Doncaster  co  York  widow,  of  all  the  estate  and 
interest  which  the  said  William  Sheppard  then  had  in  a  messuage,  barn, 


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lands  etc  in  Doncaster ;  the  same  being  fully  described  (the  property 
being  the  same  as  that  described  in  the  lease  of  the  previous  year,  number 
500) ;  and  also  his  leasehold  land  in  Doncaster ;  namely  one  land 
in  Little  Field  Close  in  Hextropp,  containing  half  an  acre;  also  one 
little  close  in  Hextropp,  late  in  the  tenure  of  John  Mason  and  then  of 
John  Roebuck,  containing  li  acres  ;  whereof  1  rood  belonged  to  the  poor 
of  Doncaster  ;  also  half  an  acre  of  meadow  in  Hextropp  Ings,  next  to  the 
hedge  of  a  close  called  the  Oxpasture;  also  a  parcel  of  meadow  in  Hextropp 
Ings,  at  the  end  of  Pool  Hill  Close ;  also  a  close  called  Two  Land  Close 
in  Hextropp,  containing  1  acre,  whereof  half  an  acre  belongs  to  the  poor  of 
Doncaster  ;  and  also  two  closes  in  Hextropp  Lane,  one  in  the  tenure  of 
John  Pugh  and  the  other  of  Francis  Barker.  Witnesses :  Mary 
Newarke,  Richa  Blomley,  J.  Saterfield.  Vellum  :  one  skin  20  X  ISi,  the 
small  flat  seal  of  red  wax  shows  a  heart  between  two  wings,  a  sceptre  in 
dexter  and  an  imperial  crown  in  base,  with  part  of  a  legend,  "  Tout  Pour 
.  .  .  ,"  forming  a  semi-circle  round  the  top. 

548  and  549     1708  April  27th  and  28th,  in  the  7th  year  of  Anne.     Indentures  of  Lease 

and  Release  (Engl.)  made  between  Elizabeth  Bright  of  Ecclesall  in  the 
parish  of  Shefifield  widow  and  Joseph  Bright  of  the  same  place  gent,  son 
and  heir  of  Thomas  Bright  his  late  father  deceased,  by  the  said  Elizabeth 
his  mother  ;  of  the  one  part  and  John  Bright  of  Chesterfield  co  Derby 
gent  and  William  Scrivens  of  Herdings  in  the  parish  of  Norton  co  Derby 
gent  of  the  other  part ;  whereby,  after  reciting  an  intended  marriage 
between  the  said  Joseph  Bright  and  Elizabeth  Bright  spinster,  one  of  the 
daughters  of  the  said  John  Bright,  in  consideration  of  the  intended 
marriage,  and  with  the  object  of  providing  a  jointure  ;  the  said  Elizabeth 
Bright  and  Joseph  Bright  granted  and  released  to  the  said  John  Bright 
and  William  Scrivens,  a  dwellinghouse  in  Ecclesall  called  Upper  Edge 
House,  with  the  croft  adjoining  and  closes  called  Ye  Backside,  Gatefeild, 
Great  and  Little  Birkinfeild,  Lower  and  Upper  Hornerfeild,  Carterickfeild, 
Upper  Leyfeild,  Housefeild,  Longfeild,  Upper  and  Lower  Cunyard,  all 
of  which  were  then  in  the  possession  of  the  said  John  Bright ;  and  also  a 
messuage  at  Netherhirst  in  the  parish  of  Hathersage  co  Derby,  and 
certain  closes  called  Great  and  Little  Feild,  Sick,  Cowhay  in  the  possession 
of  Ralph  Green  ;  also  another  messuage  at  Netherhirst  aforesaid,  and 
closes  called  Over  Shawhead,  Middle  Shawhead,  Little  and  Great  Horse- 
hay,  Shaw  Meadow,  Cowhay,  to  hold  to  the  use  of  the  said  Joseph  Bright 
until  the  marriage  ;  and  after,  to  him  for  life  without  impeachment  of 
waste  ;  with  remainder  (after  special  uses  to  prevent  the  settlors  intentions 
being  defeated)  to  the  said  Elizabeth  his  intended  wife  for  life,  for  her 
jointure  in  case  she  survive  her  husband  and  in  satisfaction  of  dower; 
and  after  her  death  to  their  issue.     Witnesses  :  John  Bright  junior,  Jo 


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Battle,  Jo  Weatherhead.  Vellum  :  the  lease  one  skin,  23  X  20j,  and  the 
release  two  skins  30  x  24  and  30  X  124  ;  three  seals  in  paper,  and  one  of 
red  wax  bears  the  letters  T.P.N,  under  a  star. 

359  1710  April  12th,  in  the  9th  year  of  Anne.     Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.) 

of  the  manor  of  Ecclesall,  records  that  at  a  Great  Court  Baron  with 
View  of  Frankpledge  of  John  Bright  esquire,  an  inquiry  was  held  by  John 
Battie  gentleman  his  steward,  on  the  oath  of  John  Bright  gentleman,  Joseph 
Bright  gentleman,  Joseph  Smith,  Jonathan  Hoyland,  Joshua  Spooner, 
William  Savage,  Thomas  Bower,  Henry  Maw,  William  Bright,  Joshua 
Dungworth,  Thomas  Hanby,  Joseph  Mycock  and  George  Marriott ;  who 
swore  upon  oath  that  John  Bright  of  Cowpitt  Lane  in  Ecclesall  gentleman, 
since  the  last  great  court,  had  acquired  from  Nathan  Garlicke  of  Heeley 
cutler,  a  messuage  in  two  several  tenements  with  appurtenances  in  Cowpitt 
Lane,  then  in  the  possession  of  John  Briglit,  "  held  from  the  lord  of 
this  manor  in  free  and  common  soccage  by  fealty  and  suit  of  court"; 
also  they  swore  that  John  Bright  since  the  last  great  court  acquired 
from  John  Hawkesworth  of  Sheffield  cutler,  one  close  or  parcel  of  land 
in  Ecclesall,  then  in  the  possession  of  Joseph  W^ilson,  commonly  called 
Broomfield,  held  from  the  lord  etc.  John  Battie  steward.  Vellum : 
one  skin   14^  X  5i. 

388  (1713)    within   three   weeks  of  Trinity   (April   5th),  in  the   12th  year  of 

Anne.  Final  Concord  (Lat.)  between  John  Bright  gentleman  and 
William  Scriden  gentleman  plaintiffs,  and  Joseph  Bright  gentleman, 
Edward  Hall  and  Sara  his  wife  and  Robert  Hawkesworth  and  Anne 
his  wife,  deforciants,  whereby  the  latter  quitclaimed  to  the  former,  a 
messuage,  2  cottages,  50  acres  of  land,  24  acres  of  meadow,  36  acres 
of  pasture  and  common  of  pasture  in  Ecclesall,  Chapelry  of  Bradfield, 
Hansworth  Woodhouse  and  the  parish  of  Hansworth,  in  consideration 
of  /120.     Vellum  :  one  skin  19  x  7*. 

551  and  552  1713  December  22nd  and  23rd,  in  the  12th  year  of  Anne.  Indenture 
of  Lease  and  Release  (Engl.)  made  between  William  Tayler  of 
llolthouse  in  Ecclesall  in  the  parish  of  Sheffield  gent  and  Elizabeth 
Tayler  of  London  widow,  his  mother,  and  John  Bright  of  Chesterfield 
CO  Derby  gent ;  whereby  the  said  William  Tayler  and  Elizabeth  Tayler, 
in  consideration  of  ir445,  granted  and  released  to  the  said  John  Bright, 
a  messuage  called  Holthouse  and  certain  closes  called  Kitchin  Crofte, 
Holt  Meadow,  Bank  Field,  Rye  Croft,  Great  Hollins,  Little  Hollins, 
Whitefield,  Upper  and  Nether  Flatt,  Spring,  Farr  and  Narr  Milne- 
field,  Wainhouse  Croft,  then  in  the  tenure  of  William  Tayler  and  Hugh 


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Osburne  (except  one  annuity  of  ^8  granted  out  of  the  premises).  The 
covenant  for  title  extends  to  the  said  William  Tayler  and  Elizabeth 
his  mother,  also  to  John  Fox  gent,  John  Statham  gent  and  Mary  his 
mother  in  law,  Joseph  Banks  gent  and  widow  Matthews  of  Sheffield. 
Witnesses :  Chris  Cowley,  Saml  Bright,  Joseph  Bright,  Jo  Battle  junior, 
Wm  Battle.  Vellum:  one  skin  each,  the  lease  20  X  12,  and  the 
release  30  X  17;  two  seals  bear  a  lion  rampant  in  a  border,  with 
crest  a  lion  rampant  above  a  crown. 

1713  (-14)  March  9th,  in  the  13th  year  of  Anne.     Indenture  of  Transfer 

of  Mortgage  (Engl.)  made  between  John  Bright  junior  of  Banner  Cross 
in  the  parish  of  Sheffield  gent  of  the  1st  part,  James  Morewood  of  Oakes 
in  the  Chapelry  of  Bradfield  co  York  gent  of  the  2nd  part  and  Arthur 
Palmer  of  Sheffield  gent  of  the  3rd  part ;  whereby,  after  reciting  a 
mortgage  of  8th  September  1712  for  ^155.  12s.  6d.  by  the  said  James 
Morewood  to  the  said  John  Bright,  of  lands  near  Oakes  aforesaid  ;  the 
said  John  Bright  transferred  the  mortgage  security  to  the  said  Arthur 
Palmer,  and  conveyed  the  mortgaged  property,  which  is  described  as 
follows ;  namely,  several  closes  called  respectively  Parke,  Stubbing, 
Moaksonfeild,  and  part  of  a  farm  called  Woodhouse  Farm.  Witnesses  : 
G  Fox,  Eliz  Morewood,  Jo  Ashmore.  Vellum  :  one  skin  25  x  19,  two 
seals,  each  bearing  a  lion  rampant. 

1714(-15)  January  1st  and  2nd,  in  the  1st  year  of  George  I.  Indentures 
of  Lease  and  Release  (Engl.)  made  between  Joseph  Banks  of  Scofton 
CO  Nott  gent  and  John  Bright  junior  of  Banner  Cross  in  Ecclesall  in  the 
parish  of  Sheffield  gent ;  whereby  a  messuage,  "  sometimes  or  then 
formerly  "  called  Listers  Messuage  or  House,  situate  in  Brightside  Byerley 
in  the  parish  of  Sheffield,  between  Bridghouses  and  Neepsend,  with  a  large 
then  newly  erected  kilne  and  malthouses  adjoining,  with  a  croft  lying 
on  the  east  side  of  the  said  messuage  ;  and  one  smithy,  and  with  all  the 
gardens,  courts,  folds,  commons  etc,  and  two  closes  joining  together  and 
lying  on  a  '  flatt  or  levell"  northwestwardly  from  the  messuage  ;  in  one  of 
which  the  messuage  was  erected,  the  same  close  having  been  or  reputed 
to  be  part  of  a  field  called  Listerfield,  and  another  close  joining  on  the  said 
closes  on  the  north  side,  and  lying  on  the  Pyebanke  Side,  commonly  called 
Pyebanke  Field  or  Pear  Tree  Close ;  all  situate  in  Brightside  Byerley, 
then  in  the  occupation  of  Thomas  Booking  and  formerly  of  Thomas  Box- 
stead  ;  and  another  messuage  or  cottage  in  Brightside  Byerley,  at  the 
lower  end  of  the  Harvest  Lane,  where  Nicholas  Milner  then  dwelt;  and  a 
close  adjoining  reputed  to  have  been  part  of  Lister  Field  aforesaid;  and 
closes  on  Pyebanke  Side  called  Birkinfields,  in  the  occupation  of  William 
Downs;  also  another  messuage  called  "The  House  att  the  Woodside,"  in 


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Brightside  Byerley,  by  Cookwood  Side,  and  a  croft  adjoining;  and  one  other 
close  near  to  the  messuage,  called  Lime  Pitt  Croft,  then  in  the  tenure  of 
Joseph  Dyson,  with  all  ways,  waters  etc,  liberties,  commons,  lights,  drop- 
rooms,  heirlooms,  easements  etc,  were  granted  unto  the  said  John  Bright 
his  heirs  and  assigns  for  ever ;  to  be  held  of  the  chief  lord.  Excepted  from 
the  release,  is  a  lease  of  the  26th  March  1702,  for  21  years,  of  the  house 
then  called  Sick  House,  formerly  part  of  Listerfield,  from  the  said  Joseph 
Banks  to  Susanna  Thompson  widow,  then  since  married  to  the  said 
Nicholas  Milner.  Witnesses:  Jo  Battle,  Wm  Battle,  Thos  Lister. 
Vellum:  one  skin  each,  the  lease  18X12|  and  the  release  32x26,  the 
seals  may  be  armorial. 

464  and  465  1714  April  30th  and  May  1st,  in  the  13th  year  of  Anne.  Indentures  of 
Lease  and  Release  (Engl.)  being  a  conveyance  by  mortgagor  and 
mortgagee  of  a  messuage  called  Holthouse  with  several  closes  adjoining, 
in  the  parish  of  Sheffield,  to  John  Bright  of  Chesterfield  gent.  There  is 
a  recital  of  indentures  of  lease  and  release  of  the  7th  and  8th  November 
1705,  also  of  the  death  and  will  of  the  mortgagee  William  Matthew  and 
the  appointment  of  Fines  Matthew  of  Sheffield  his  widow,  executrix 
thereof.  The  following  further  names  of  persons  and  places  occur  in  one 
or  both  of  the  deeds,  namely  ;  William  Taylor  (the  son),  John  Battle, 
Elizabeth  Taylor  wife  of  William  Taylor  (the  father),  Joseph  Banks, 
Kitchin  Croft,  Holt  Meadow,  Bank  Field,  Rye  Croft,  Great  Hollins, 
Little  Hollins,  W^hitefield,  Upper  Flatt,  Nether  Flatt,  Spring,  Farr 
Milnfield,  Narr  Milnfield  and  Wainhouse  Croft.  Witnesses :  Tho 
Heaton,  James  Bright,  Wm  Battle.  Vellum  :  one  skin  each,  the  lease 
16j  X  10  and  the  release  21  X  13,  small  seals  bearing  classic  heads. 
Notes  :  there  is  a  grave  stone  to  the  memory  of  Fines  Matthew,  at  the 
south  end  of  the  disused  Quaker's  Burial  Ground  at  Riggs  Road, 
Stannington,  near  Sheffield ;  from  which  it  would  appear  that  she  was  a 
member  of  the  Quaker  family  of  Shaw  of  The  Hills  and  Brookside, 
Stannington.  See  "  Notes  and  Queries."  11  series,  vol  v,  pp  49,  139 
and  395. 

821  1714  June  8th,  in  the   13th  year  of  Anne.      Release  and   Quit  Claim 

(Engl.)  from  John  Fox  of  Fulwood  in  the  parish  of  Sheffield  gentleman, 
to  John  Bright  of  Chesterfield  gentleman,  in  consideration  of  5s,  of  a 
messuage  called  Holt  House  in  Ecclesall  with  appurtenances,  and  closes 
called  Kitchin  Close,  Holt  Meadow,  Bankefield,  Rye  Croft,  Great  Hollins, 
Little  Hollins,  Whitefield,  Upper  Flatt,  Nether  Flatt,  Spring,  Farr  Miln- 
field, Narr  Milnfield  and  Wainhouse  Croft,  all  in  the  possession  of  John 
Bright,  but  formerly  under  some  encumbrances  to  John  Fox.  Wit- 
nesses:  Jose  Armitage,  Wm  Battle.  Vellum:  one  skin  17  x  lOj,  seal 
in  paper. 


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1714  (-15)  March  14th,  in  the  1st  year  of  George  I.     Release  of  a  Life 

Estate  (Engl.)  by  EHzabeth  Taylor  of  Ecclesall  in  the  parish  of 
Sheffield,  widow  and  relict  of  William  Taylor  late  of  Holthouse  in  the 
same  parish  gent,  to  John  Bright  of  Chesterfield  co  Derby  gent,  in  a 
messuage  in  Ecclesall  called  Holthouse,  and  all  closes  etc  belonging 
thereto,  then  late  in  the  possession  of  Hugh  Osburne  and  others ;  the 
same  being  charged  with  an  annuity  of  £8,  payable  to  the  said  Elizabeth 
Taylor  for  her  life.  From  a  recital  it  appears,  that  John  Bright  bought 
the  property  from  William  Taylor,  son  and  heir  of  the  said  William 
Taylor  and  Elizabeth  his  wife,  subject  to  the  annuity,  which  Elizabeth 
released  by  this  deed.  Witnesses:  Joseph  Bright,  Samuel  Bright,  Wm 
Battie.     Vellum  :  one  skin  164  X  H,  small  seal  in  paper,  of  no  interest. 

1721  December  26th,  in  the  8th  year  of  George  I.  Indenture  of  Lease 
(Engl.),  to  precede  a  release  by  way  of  bargain  and  sale,  from  Edward 
Sheppard  of  Doncaster  co  York  gent  and  Elizabeth  Torksey  of  the  same 
widow,  to  John  Bayliffe  of  Firsby  in  the  parish  of  Conisbrough  co  York 
yeoman,  of  a  close  called  White  Flatt  in  the  parish  of  Tickhill  co  York, 
then  in  the  occupation  of  Edward  Hanson,  adjoining  to  the  lands  of 
William  Booker  on  the  east,  a  lane  leading  from  Tickhill  to  W^ilsick  on 
the  west,  another  lane  leading  from  Tickhill  to  some  inclosures  on  the 
north,  and  lands  of  Thomas  Toefield  gent  on  the  south  ;  for  a  year,  at  a 
peppercorn  rent.  Witnesses :  Chris  Ballgey,  Francis  Wood,  J  Jenkins. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  18  X  11,  seals  show  a  lion  rampant. 

1723  June  12th,  in  the  9th  year  of  George  I.  Agreement  (Engl.) 
between  John  Bright,  William  Soresby,  James  Millnes,  Paul  Webster, 
John  Mellor  and  William  Flint  of  the  one  part,  and  Richard  Lindsey, 
merchant  of  London  of  the  other.  This  agreement  concerns  the  manu- 
facture of  red  lead  from  "  Pigg-Lead."  The  parties  are  described  as 
dealers  and  manufacturers.  It  was  covenanted  that  the  first  parties 
should  not  work  over  sixty  fother  of  pig  lead  into  red  lead  in  any  one 
year  during  the  next  two  years,  that  they  would  each  consign  60  "barrills" 
of  the  latter  to  Richard  Lindsey  yearly  and  to  no  one  else  in  London, 
that  they  would  not  allow  their  agents  in  Hull  to  sell  to  any  one  in 
London,  and  that  they  would  take  back  damaged  goods.  The  price  was  to  be 
13s  the  hundredweight  and  the  consignors  might  draw  bills  for  the  amounts 
due  within  28  days.  William  Flint  was  subsequently  allowed  to  make  a 
separate  agreement.  Paper:  one  sheet  23  X  18 J,  six  seals  bearing 
E  S  and  a  non-armorial  device. 

1728  March  29th,  in  the  1st  year  George  IL  Indenture  of  Lease  (Engl.), 
to  precede  a  release  by  way  of  bargain  and  sale,  from  Edward  Sheppard 
of  Doncaster  co  York  gent  and   Mary  Battie  of  Warnsworth  co  York 


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widow,  of  three  cottages  in  High  Street  Doncaster,  between  the  messuage 
of  John  Neal  "  phisitian  "  and  alderman  on  the  north,  and  the  messuage 
of  widow  Thomas  on  the  south,  in  the  tenure  of  Samuel  Sturtivant, 
Edward  Hartley  and  Thomas  Tyas ;  and  a  close  called  Cardinall  Hatt 
containing  five  acres,  then  converted  into  garden  ground,  in  the  tenure  of 
George  Whittaker  ;  also  two  acres  of  meadow  in  Bentley  Ings  ;  for  a 
year,  at  a  peppercorn  rent.  Witnesses  :  Robert  Hill,  John  Arthur  junr. 
Vellum :  one  skin  18i  X  12,  small  flat  seal  bears  the  head  of  a  man,  with 
a  legend  that  reads  "  Total  Mart  "  (?). 

502  1730  September  18th,  in  the  4th  year  of  George  II.    Indenture  of  Lease 

(Engl.),  to  precede  a  release  by  way  of  bargain  and  sale,  from  Richard 
Sheppard  of  Doncaster  co  York  gent,  to  Thomas  Cooper  of  Doncaster 
wharfinger,  of  a  messuage  in  French  Gate  Doncaster,  in  the  occupation 
of  John  Pugh,  for  a  year  at  a  peppercorn  rent.  Witnesses :  John  Cooper, 
Ann  Cooper.  Vellum  :  one  skin  15 J  X  lOj,  part  cut  away  including 
signature  and  seal. 

555  and  558  1737(-8)  January  11th,  in  the  11th  year  of  George  II.  Indenture  of 
Mortg'ag'e  (Engl.),  in  duplicate,  by  demise  from  Thomas  Bright  of 
Sheffield  butcher  to  George  Mower  of  Woodseats  co  Derby  esquire,  of 
several  closes ;  to  wit,  Dovehouse  Meadow,  Rye  Field,  Brigg  Meadow, 
Rusby  Park  Meadow,  Park  Meadow,  Nether  Meadows  and  Spring  Wood, 
situate  near  Greystones  ;  and  also  Well  Meadow,  then  in  the  occupation 
of  Mary  Bright  widow,  Joseph  Wilkinson  and  Thomas  Morton,  for  a  term 
of  500  years,  at  a  pepper  corn  rent;  to  secure  the  repayment  to  Thomas 
Waterhouse  of  ;^400  and  interest  at  4  per  cent.  Witnesses  :  to  one  part, 
Godf  Webster,  John  Webster  and  to  the  other  part  Jos  Jowett,  W  Henry, 
Chris  Jones.  Vellum  :  one  skin  each,  one  part  27  X  18,  and  the  other 
part  29 J  X  21i  ;  seals  not  armorial,  one  bears  a  cross. 

557  and  550  1738  April  25th  and  26th,  in  the  11th  year  of  George  II.  Indentures  of 
Lease  and  Release  (Engl.)  between  Abel  Heurtelen  of  Wakefield  co 
York  gentleman  and  Dinah  his  wife,  only  daughter  and  heir  of  John 
Stones  late  of  Barnsley  co  York  gentlemen,  by  Elizabeth  his  wife 
deceased,  of  the  1st  part ;  George  Marriott  of  Sheffield  cutler  of  the  2nd 
part ;  and  Christopher  Cowley  of  Sheffield  gentleman  of  the  3rd  part ; 
whereby  certain  closes  called  Rustling  Parkes,  containing  5a  2r  32phs, 
situate  in  Ecclesall,  between  Porter  Water  northwards  and  a  certain 
common  or  waste  called  BrenclifFe  Edge  Common  southwards  ;  formerly 
divided  into  four  or  five  parts,  with  a  cottage  built  thereon,  then  long 
since  demolished;  which  premises  were  then  late  in  the  occupation  of  Henry 
Young,  and  were  then  in  the  possession  of  the  said  Abell  (sic)  Heurtelen 


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and  Dinah  or  their  tenant  Jonathan  Woollen  ;  which  closes  were  formerly 
the  estate  and  inheritance  of  John  Stones  late  of  Little  Sheffield  in  the 
parish  of  Sheffield  deceased,  great  uncle  of  the  above  said  John  Stones 
deceased,  father  of  the  said  Dinah,  and  were  given  and  devised,  by  the  will 
of  the  said  John  Stones  the  uncle,  unto  the  said  John  Stones  his  nephew,  the 
said  father  of  the  said  Dinah  ;  were  released  unto  the  said  George  Marriott 
his  heirs  and  assigns  for  ever.  Witnesses  :  Jno  Greaves,  Isaac  Nodder. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  each,  the  lease  24  X  16  and  the  release  30 J  X  23,  all 
five  seals  bear  the  same  coat  of  arms ;  viz,  a  lion  rampant  with  a  border  ; 
and  for  crest,  a  lion  rampant  above  a  crown. 

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165  and  566     1740(-4l)  March  23rd  and  24th,  in  the  14th  year  of  George  II.    Indentures 

of  Lease  and   Release  (Engl.)   by  Thomas  Bright  of  Ecclesall  in  the 

parish    of    Sheffield    butcher,    to    Thomas    Waterhouse    of    Bramley    in 

the    parish  of    Braithwell    co    York    yeoman,   of  four  closes  lying  near 

Gray  stones  called  Nether  Meadows,  in  the  tenure  of  John  Castleton  ;  and 

also  that  Spring  or  Wood  ground  near  Greystones  (sic)  in  the  tenure  of  the 

said  Thomas  Bright,    to    secure    the    repayment   of    £l50   and   interest. 

i  Witnesses  :  Jo  Redfearne,  William  Fretwell.     Vellum  :  one  skin  each, 

the  lease  27  X  18i  and  the  release  21i  X  12  ;  the  seals  may  be  armorial. 

i>64  and  559  1740(-4l)  March  23rd  &  24th,  in  the  14th  year  of  George  II.  Indentures 
of  Lease  and  Release  (Engl.)  by  Thomas  Bright  of  Ecclesall  in  the 
parish  of  Sheffield  butcher,  to  Thomas  Waterhouse  of  Bramley  in 
the  parish  of  Braithwell  co  York  yeoman,  of  several  closes  ;  to  wit, 
Dovehouse  Meadow,  Ryefield,  Brigg  Meadow,  Rushy  Park  Meadow, 
all  situate  near  Greystones  ;  also  Well  Meadow,  then  late  in  the  occupation 
of  Mary  Bright  widow,  Joseph  Wilkinson  and  Thomas  Morton  ;  to  secure 
the  repayment  of  ^^150  and  interest  at  4i  per  cent.  Witnesses  :  Jo 
Redfearne,  Wm  Fretwell,  Robert  Pashley.  Vellum  :  one  skin  each,  the 
lease  23 J  x  12,  and  the  release  29  x  17,  seal  may  be  armorial. 

412  and  413  (1756)  the  octave  of  Saint  Hillary  (20th  January),  in  the  29th  year  of 
George  II.  Final  Concord  (Engl.),  m  duplicate,  in  an  action  between 
George  Younge  and  Enoch  Laycock  plaintiffs  and  George  Marriott  and 
Ann  his  wife  deforciants,  which  vested  1  barn,  20  acres  of  land,  10  acres 
of  meadow,  10  acres  of  pasture  and  common  of  pasture  for  all  cattle,  in 
Ecclesall  in  the  parish  of  Sheffield  with  the  appurtenances,  in  the  said 
George  Younge  and  Enoch  Laycock.     Vellum  :  one  skin  21  X  15. 

822  1759  Will  (Engl.)  of  Mary  Dalton,  late  of  York  then  of  Bilbrough,  grand- 

daughter of  John  Bright  esquire  deceased,  contains  various  legacies  to  the 
following:  her  aunt  Mrs  Isabella  Dalton,  who  educated  her  during  her 


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minority,  her  uncle  John  Dalton  of  York,  ....  Dalton  spinster  of 
York,  WilHam  Dalton  formerly  of  York  then  of  Newfoundland,  George 
Dalton  of  York,  Anne  Addy  widow  of  York,  Longus  Boldero  of  Staple 
Inn,  London.  Witnesses :  .  .  .  .  Starling,  Joseph  Hargraves,  Wm 
Bower.  Vellum:  one  skin  24^x16,  seal  bears  a  lozenge  with  four 
quarterings. 

830  1759    Abstract  or  Index  (Engl)  of  deeds  delivered  by  William  Bagshaw 

esquire  to  Francis  Drake,  with  the  latter's  receipt  dated  10th  September 
1759.  Fifty  two  are  of  miscellaneous  deeds,  dating  from  May  11th,  18 
Henry  VIII  to  October  30th  1696.  Eighteen  are  of  copy  court  rolls  of 
the  manor  of  Halifax,  dating  from  December  11th  26  Henry  VI  to 
August  16th  6  James  I.  Nearly  one  hundred  relate  to  a  messuage  and 
tenement  in  Northowram  called  the  Fould  dating  from  December  11th 
26  Henry  VI  to  1751.  The  Index  merely  denotes  each  document  and 
gives  the  names  of  the  contracting  parties,  Saville,  Broadley,  Drake, 
Waterhouse,  Carter,  Hall,  Barston,  Gleadhill,  Child,  Potter,  etc.  Paper : 
3  sheets,  large  folio. 

743  1767  June  22nd.     Diploma  (Lat.)  of  Master  of  Arts,  given  in  favour  of 

William  Windle  of  Sheffield  co  York,  by  Kings  College,  Aberdeen.  The 
diploma  is  signed  by  Roderic  MacLeod  promoter,  Jo  Chalmers  principal, 
Jos  Lumsden  S.T.P.,  A.  E.  Gorden,  M.D.,  William  Thom  J.C.P.,  Jo 
Leslie  Gr.  L.P.,  Thomas  Gordon  P.P.,  Jas  Dunbar  P.P.  Vellum  :  one 
skin  23  X  25,  large  seal  of  the  University  in  tin  case.  Notes :  see  num- 
bers 730,  731,  and  1168. 

730  1767  October  28th.  Certificate  of  Ordination  (Engl.)  as  a  deacon,  of 
William  Windle  by  Edmund,  bishop  of  Chester,  in  the  16th  year  of  his 
consecration,  at  the  request  of  his  most  reverend  brother  Thomas  by 
divine  permission  Archbishop  of  Canterbury.  Vellum  :  one  skin  7h  ^  9, 
large  seal  in  paper  of  the  Bishop  of  Chester,  good  impression.  Notes : 
William  Windle  came  of  a  Sheffield  family,  see  numbers  731,  743,  and 
1168.     Swift  gives  the  pedigree,  see  number  1110. 

731  1767  November  8th.  Certificate  of  Ordination  (Engl.)  as  a  priest,  of 
William  Windle  M.A.  of  the  University  of  Aberdeen  Scotland,  by 
Thomas  Archbishop  of  Canterbury,  in  the  10th  year  of  his  translation. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  9  x  7^,  large  seal  in  paper  of  the  Archbishop,  a  perfect 
impression.     Notes:  see  numbers  730,  743  and  1168. 

840  1775    November  10th,  in  the  16th  year  of  George  III.     Photograph  of 

Grant  of  Arms  (Engl.)   by  Thomas  Browne  esquire,   Garter   Principal 
King  of  Arms  and  Isaac  Heard  esquire,  Norroy   King  of  Arms  of  the 


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north  parts  of  England  etc ;  to  John  Parker  of  Greystones  co  York  gent 
(and  his  descendants)  late  of  Woodthorpe  co  York  son  of  John  Parker  of 
Norton  co  Derby  gent  whose  father  Rowland  Parker  was  also  of  Norton 
and  an  officer  in  the  army  of  King  Charles  I  during  the  Civil  Wars. 
The  grant  was  authorized  and  directed  by  warrant  and  confirmed 
by  letters  patent  and  the  arms  were  argent,  a  chevron  pean  between 
three  mullets  sable,  on  a  chief  azure  as  many  bucks  heads  caboshed  or, 
and  for  the  crest,  on  a  wreath  of  the  colours,  a  talbot's  head  couped 
argent  eared  gules  collared  pean  ;  which  arms  are  depicted  in  the  margin 
of  the  grant.  Notes  :  there  are  four  copies  of  this  photograph  in  the 
collection. 

744  1780  March  26th  to  1781  March  25th.     Yearly  Account  current  of  the 

river  Dun.     Paper :  one  sheet  30  x  22. 

469  1784  octave  of  the  feast  of  the  Purification  (lOth  February),  in  the  24th  year 

of  George  III.  Final  Concord  (Engl.)  between  John  Parker  esquire 
plaintiff  and  John  Herring  and  Hannah  his  wife  deforciants  whereby  the 
latter  quitclaimed  to  the  former  a  moiety  of  a  messuage,  barn,  stable, 
garden,  orchard,  5  acres  of  land,  1  acre  of  meadow,  1  acre  of  pasture  and 
common  of  pasture  for  all  cattle,  with  the  appurtenances  in  the  parish 
of  Handsworth  (co  York).  John  Parker  paid  ^60  for  the  property. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  17  x  9. 

427  1789  March   13th.      Probate  of  the  Will   (Engl.)   of  John  Carlton  of 

Sheffield  cutler,  with  grant  from  the  surrogate  at  York,  dated  22nd 
January  1791,  under  the  hand  of  Joseph  Buckle  deputy  registrar.  After 
directing  payment  of  debts  etc,  testator  bequeathed  to  his  daughter 
Elisabeth  Carlton  ^"200 ;  to  his  grand  children  Thomas  Evans  and  John 
Evans,  the  children  of  his  daughter  Hannah  Evans,  ^"300  ;  he  devised  and 
bequeathed  his  freehold  and  leasehold  properties  in  Sheffield  and  the 
residue  of  his  estate,  unto  and  to  the  use  of  his  said  daughters  Elisabeth 
Carlton  and  Sarah,  the  wife  of  George  Woollen  of  Sheffield  baker,  as 
tenants  in  common,  and  appointed  them  executors.  Witnesses  :  John 
Brookfield,  Charles  Brookfield,  George  Ward.  Vellum  :  two  skins,  the 
probate  17x13,  the  grant  10X5;  seal  of  the  surrogate  of  York,  in  paper. 

752  1789  April  29th.     Grant  of  Administration  (Engl.)  from  Peter  Johnson 

M.A.  commissary  of  the  Exchequer  Court  of  William  Archbishop  of 
York  to  Mary  Windle  of  Sheffield  widow,  of  the  goods  and  chattels  of 
Edmund  Windle  her  husband  late  of  Sheffield  cutler,  who  died  intestate. 
The  necessary  oath  to  be  taken  before  James  Wilkinson,  clerk  surrogate  .  . 
Signed  Joseph  Buckle,  deputy  registrar.  Vellum  :  one  skin  10  x  5|, 
large  paper  seal. 


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446  1791  June  14th.     Probate  of  the  Will  (Lat.),  dated  at  York  8th  May 

1792,  of  William  Eastfield  of  Laughton,  Rotherham  gentleman.  He  left 
to  his  wife  Sarah  Laughton  whom  he  appointed  sole  executrix  all 
his  messuages,  lands  and  real  property  in  Rotherham,  Tickhill,  Braith- 
well,  Stainton  and  elsewhere,  and  also  his  money,  securities  and  personal 
estate.  Witnesses :  James  Wilkinson,  Elizth  Skelton,  John  Hawke. 
Vellum  :  two  skins  14i  X  10  and  lOi  X  5|,  seal  in  paper. 

580  No  date,  probably  late  18th  century.     Militia  Roll  (Engl.)  of  those  men 

who  had  been  balloted  since  the  General  Ballot  in  the  year  1779.  This 
is  a  tabular  statement  of  eleven  columns ;  the  districts  covered  are 
Sheffield,  Hoyland,  Stancell,  Thorn,  Treeton,  Handsworth,  Bradfield, 
Darfield,  Brampton  Bierlow,  Kimber worth,  Rawmarsh,  Barnborough, 
Leeds,  Doncaster,  Laughton,  Bawtry,  Rotherham  and  Aston.  There  are 
about  a  hundred  and  fifty  names  of  persons  of  the  above  districts. 
Vellum:  one  skin  17x24. 

765  1800  June  3rd.     Grant  of  Administration  (Engl.),  dated  at  York,  from 

Osborne  Markham  M.A.  commissary  of  the  Exchequer  Court  of  William 
Archbishop  of  York  to  Eleanor  Stringer  wife  of  Thomas  Stringer  of 
Greasbrough  in  the  parish  of  Rotherham  co  York  carpenter,  heretofore 
Eleanor  Firth  widow,  of  the  goods  and  chattels  of  Joseph  Firth  her  late 
husband  of  Greasbrough  victualler ;  the  oath  to  be  taken  before  Rev. 
Richard  Burton  clerk-surrogate.  Signed  Joseph  Buckle,  deputy  registrar. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  10  X  5i,  large  paper  seal. 

753  1812  July  11th.    Grant  of  Administration  (Engl.)  from  Osborne  Mark- 

ham,  M.A.  commissary  of  the  Exchequer  Court  of  Edward,  Archbishop 
of  York,  to  Thomas  Beckwith  Jackson  of  Sheffield  filemaker,  and  Eliza- 
beth Jackson  of  the  same  spinster,  of  the  goods  and  chattels  of  Nicholas 
Jackson  their  father  of  Sheffield  filemaker,  who  died  intestate,  Mary 
Jackson  spinster  Sussannah  Jackson  spinster  Hannah  Jackson  spinster 
and  Charlotte  Jackson  spinster  his  daughters  having  renounced.  The 
necessary  oath  to  be  taken  before  the  Rev  Thomas  Sutton  clerk  surrogate. 
Signed  Joseph  Buckle,  Joseph  Buckle  junior,  deputy  registrars.  Endorsed, 
Exhibited  to  us  under  a  Commission  of  Bankrupcy.  Edward  Croxall. 
Benj.  Parker."     Vellum  :  one  skin  10  X  5i,  large  paper  seal. 

516  1800  September  8th.      Probate  of  the   Will    (Engl.)   of  Louisa  Clark 

Hutchinson  of  Sheffield  co  York  spinster,  with  grant  of  administration 
annexed,  dated  24th  July  1801  ;  given  at  York  under  the  seal  of  the 
Exchequer  and  Prerogative  Court  of  York,  proof  of  the  will  being  admitted 
before  the  surrogate  ;  whereby  she  bequeathed  all  her  personal  estate  to 


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her  mother,  Sarah  Hutchinson,  whom  she  appointed  executrix.  Witnesses : 
Thomas  Radford,  Jno  Shearwood.  Vellum :  two  skins,  the  probate 
10^X9^,  and  the  grant  lOi  XSl ;  the  seal  in  paper  is  in  good  condition. 
Notes :  the  witness  Thomas  Radford  may  have  been  the  minister  of  Saint 
James's  Church  at  Sheffield,  where  there  is  a  tablet  to  his  memory,  see 
also  Scott's  "Admissions  to  Saint  John's  College,  Cambridge,"  Part  III, 
pages  171  and  709. 

1808  February  19th,  in  the  48th  year  of  George  III.  Certificate  of 
Dischargfe  (Engl.)  of  Isaac  Bower  of  Sheffield,  in  the  bankruptcy  of 
himself  and  his  co-partners  Joseph  Hopkinson,  William  Vickers,  James 
Richardson,  John  Birley,  and  Anthony  Christopher  Harker,  saw  and  edge 
tool  manufacturers,  dealers  and  chapmen  ;  with  the  consent  of  four  fifths 
of  his  creditors,  whose  names  were  Josiah  Ashton,  Jonat  Marshall, 
William  Kay,  Samuel  Smith,  William  Smith,  Rd  Bayley,  Henry  Hall, 
John  Finder,  Joseph  Smith,  Abhm  Hawley,  John  Brailsford,  R  D 
Stanley,  Younge  Whitelock  and  Younge  by  Henry  Whitelock.  The  com- 
missioners were  Hugh  Barker,  Francis  Mawde  esquires,  Adamson  Parker, 
John  Shearwood  and  Robert  Rodgers  gentlemen,  of  whom  Hugh  Parker, 
Adamson  Parker  and  Jno  Shearwood  signed  and  sealed  the  certificate. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  32  X  24,  seals  obscure.  Notes  :  at  the  foot  is  a  recital 
dated  26th  March  1808,  signed  by  Lord  Eldon  ;  that  the  usual  notice  had 
been  given  in  the  London  Gazette.  Endorsed  are  the  words  Cert  Isaac 
Bower  left  27th  Feb  1808.     Blakelock." 

1809  October  13th,  in  the  48th  year  of  George  III.  Certificate  of  Dis- 
charge (Engl)  in  bankruptcy  of  Joseph  Hopkinson,  a  partner  with  Isaac 
Bower,  William  Vickers,  James  Richardson,  John  Birley  and  Anthony 
Christopher  Harker,  all  of  Sheffield  in  the  County  of  York  saw  and  edgetool 
manufacturers,  dealers,  chapmen,  and  co-partners.  The  commissioners 
were  Hugh  Parker,  Francis  Maude  esquires,  Adamson  Parker,  John 
Shearwood  and  Robert  Rodgers  gentlemen.  The  creditors  who  signed 
their  consent  and  approval,  were  Josia  Ashton,  Jonan  Marshall,  John 
Finder,  Joseph  Smith,  John  Brailsford,  William  Kay,  Leond  Cowley, 
Schofield  Littlewood  and  Ball,  Wm  Littlewood,  Wm  Caldwell,  James 
Cowin,  D.  Brammall,  Joh  Sylvester,  Rd  Stanley,  William  Parks,  Abm 
Hawley  and  William  Alsop.  There  is  a  recital  that  notice  had  been  given 
in  the  London  Gazette  12th  December  1809.     Vellum  :  one  skin  32  x  21. 


KIRKSTALL  ABBEY  (Yorks.). 


756  (1159).    Copy,  in  a  16th  century  hand,  of  a  Charter  (Lat.)  of  Henry  Lacy, 

confirming  a  grant  in  free  and  perpetual  alms  to  God  and  Saint  Mary  and 
the  Abbot  Alexander  of  Kyrkstall,  and  the  monks  of  the  Cistercian  Abbey 
there,  of  the  site  of  Kyrkstall  and  Bernolveswick  with  appurtenances,  and 
of  Brachenleia  Waste  near  to  Lerundeheia  and  the  pasture,  for  the  good 
of  the  souls  of  himself,  his  wife,  his  grandfather  Ilbert  ....  and  Hawis 
his  wife,  his  heirs,  father,  mother,  brothers  and  sisters,  Matilda  his  friend, 
etc ;  also  confirming  a  grant  made  by  William  de  Reinavilla  and  his  wife, 
also  a  grant  of  land  made  to  them  by  William  de  Heddigleia,  his  wife 
and  son,  and  confirmed  by  his  lord  Robert ;  also  a  grant  made  by  Sampson 
de  Alrecuna.  Witnesses:  Henry  Archbishop  of  York,  Otto  de  Tilli, 
Richard  Gramaticus,  Jordan  his  brother,  Richard  son  of  Hubald,  Ralph 
son  of  Nicholas,  William  de  Mungei,  Robert  Porton,  William  de  Heddig- 
gleia,  Lambert  Medicus,  Adam  the  presbyter  of  Pontefract,  Arnald  the 
presbyter,  Robert  the  presbyter,  Gamell  son  of  Besing,  Adam  the  presbyter, 
Alanus  the  chamberlain,  Askecillus  de  Malimerus  (sic),  Robert  Barbu, 
Henry  of  Wales  (Walensis),  Adam  son  of  Peter,  William  son  of  Aldelin, 
Hugo  de  Cleicuna,  William  de  Alterina,  Henricus  Hatechrist,  Thomas 
son  of  Peter,  Alexander  de  Rid.  Vellum  :  one  skin  11X6.  Notes:  see 
Dugdale's  "  Monasticon,"  vol.  5,  p.  532,  Bohn's  edition.  Endorsed  "  original 
Charter  given  1159.  Copy  taken  in  the  reign  of  Eliz.  from  one  in  the 
Tower.     Vid.  Cartae  Anno  1   Edw.  3  N.  37.   1327." 

792  Before  1193.    Copy,  in  a  17th  century  hand,  of  a  Confirmation  (Lat.)  by 

Robert  de  Lacy  of  a  grant  in  free  and  perpetual  arms  made  by  his  father 
Henry  Lacy  to  Saint  Mary  and  the  monks  of  Kyrkestall,  of  the  site  of 
Kyrkestall  and  Bernolveswic  (Barnoldswick),  Brachineleia  (Brachenley 
or  Brachinel)  Waste  near  Rundhaid  (Roundhay),  with  half  the  rent  from 
Gliderhou  (Cliderhow)  for  clothing  the  abbot,  the  other  half  for  providing 
a  lamp  to  burn  continually  before  the  altar  in  the  church  of  Kyrkestall ; 
also  a  grant  of  land  made  by  William  de  Remevilla  and  his  wife ;  a  grant 
made  by  William  de  Heddingeleia  and  his  wife  and  confirmed  by  his  lord 
Robert  Peiteum ;  a  grant  made  by  Samson  de  Alrecuna ;  a  grant  made 
by  Roger  de  Wrangebroc  and  Henry  Walensis  in  Secroft,  and  42  acres 


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in  the  same  given  by  William  de  Sumervilla.  Witnesses  :  Geoffrey 
Hageth,  Adam  de  Lanvilla,  William  de  Bulli,  Burnellus,  Thomas  Fitz- 
Peter,  Ivo  de  Longvilla.  Vellum:  one  skin  lliX6.  Notes:  see 
Dugdale's  "  Monasticon,"  Bohn's  edition,  vol,  5,  p.  535,  where  the  original 
is  said  to  be  then  in  the  possession  of  Ralph  Thoresby  esquire.  The 
transcription  there  given  has  variant  forms  of  the  names.  Robert  de 
Laci  died  1193. 

1345  April  3rd.  Demise  (Lat.),  dated  at  Wilton,  from  William  Arch- 
bishop of  York  to  the  abbot  and  convent  of  Kirkstall,  of  the  church  or 
chapel  of  Gilkirke  with  tithes  etc.  Paper  :  folded  8x12.  Notes  :  this  is 
a  17th  century  copy  by  Arthur  Thornton  registrar,  from  the  York 
register  of  the  time  of  William  Zouche  Archbishop,  folio  242. 

(1562-3)  February  13th,  in  the  5th  year  of  Elizabeth,  (a)  Copy  of  a 
Sign  Manual  Warrant  (Engl.),  dated  at  Westminster,  under  the  Signet 
and  directed  to  the  Duchy  of  Lancaster,  recites  that  at  the  petition  of  the 
"  Tenauntes  and  Fermors  "  of  Barnoldsweke,  the  Queen  was  pleased  to 
grant  to  them  jointly  or  severally  or  to  any  person  chosen  by  them,  the 
manor  and  its  appurtenances  for  a  term  of  99  years,  and  ordered  that 
an  indenture  be  prepared  in  the  Chancery  of  Lancaster  for  the  purpose. 
'*  This  is  a  trewe  copie  of  the  Queues  Bill  assigned  E.  Waldegrave. 
T.  Caryll,"  Copied  by  Francis  Samwell.  Endorsed  "  Richard  Bannyster 
Queens  Bill  Assignment  Cotes."  Vellum :  one  skin  13  X  8.  (b)  John 
Caley's  transcription  of  the  above.  Notes  :  John  Caley  was  a  government 
official,  employed  in  the  Record  Office  and  elsewhere.  He  was  made 
F.S.A.  in  1786  and  died  in  1834.     See  D.  N.  B. 

1553-4  ?  (a)  Petition  (Engl.)  of  Rychard  Banaster  to  Stephyn, 
"Bysshop  of  Wynchester"  (Stephen  Gardiner  Lord  Chancellor),  recites 
that  Richard  Banaster  father  of  the  above  acquired  a  lease  from  the 
abbot  and  convent  of  Kyrkestall  of  the  tithes  of  the  parsonage  of 
Gylkyrke  and  Barnoleswyke,  and  of  the  mill  of  Barnoleswyke,  and  of  the 
tithe  corn  from  James  Dylworthe's  tenement,  excepting  the  tithe  corn  of 
Cots,  and  also  another  lease  of  the  offices  of  "  Receyvor  and  Baylyff  "  of 
manors  etc  in  Bolande  and  Cotes,  and  of  an  annuity  of  £'h,  all  of  which 
descended  to  the  petitioner  and  his  brother  Thomas  Banaster,  except  the 
tithes  of  Brokden.  Since  the  death  of  Thomas  Banaster,  the  two  leases 
had  come  into  the  possession  of  William  Lyster  esquire,  through  Brygytt, 
widow  of  Thomas  Banaster,  and  she  and  her  second  husband  had  seized 
the  property.  Wherefore  the  petitioner  craved  a  royal  commission  from 
the  Court  of  Chancery  appointing  a  committee  of  enquiry.  Vellum  : 
one  skin  19  X  13.     The  deed  is  undated,  but  is  probably  of  the  latter  end 


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of  1553.  (b)  1553(-4)  February  11th,  in  the  1st  year  of  Mary.  The 
Queen's  Writ  (Lat.),  attached  to  the  above,  ordering  Edmund  Eltofts, 
Peter  Skarborough,  and  Thomas  Mawde  esquires,  to  enquire  into  the 
matter  and  return  their  finding,  together  with  the  writ  to  chancery  at 
Easter.  Signed  Adams.  Vellum:  one  skin  13X3.  (c)  John  Caley's 
transcriptions  of  the  above.     Paper  :  3  sheets  of  folio. 

817  1568  July  2nd,  in  the  10th  year  of  Elizabeth,     (a)  Letters  Patent  (Lat.) 

granting  a  lease  from  Queen  Elisabeth  to  Allen  Banaster,  who  had 
surrendered  two  leases;  (l)  4th  October  1526  from  William,  abbot 
of  Kyrkstall,  of  the  tithes  of  grain  in  Barlewike,  Salterford,  le  Hall 
Demeanes,  and  the  tithes  of  Brokeden  late  in  the  tenure  of  Richard 
Banaster  on  a  50  years  lease;  (2)  4th  February  1537-8  from  John,  abbot 
of  Kyrkstall,  to  Richard  Bannester  of  Brokeden,  gentleman,  of  tithes  of 
wool,  lambs  etc  and  tithes  of  the  mill,  tithes  of  corn  of  James  Dylworth's 
house  with  all  other  tithes  belonging  to  the  monastery  within  the  rectory 
of  Gilkirke  or  Barnoleswyke  (sic),  except  the  tithes  mentioned  above  and 
the  tithes  of  grain  of  Cotes.  The  present  document  grants  a  lease  for  21 
years  of  all  the  above  tithes  of  grain  of  Barlewick,  Salterford  and  of  the 
manor  of  Barnolt,  called  the  Hall  Demeanes  etc,  together  with  the  tithes 
of  sheaves  in  the  township  of  Coates,  formerly  belonging  to  the  monastery 
etc  at  a  rent  of  ;!^11  3s  4d;  and  also  in  consideration  of  paying  the  salary 
of  £^  13s  4d  to  the  curate  of  Gilkyrke,  whom  the  lessee  was  to  have  the 
right  of  presenting.  Enrolled  28th  October  by  the  Queen's  auditor, 
Anthony  Rone.  Endorsed,  Buggyn.  Vellum  :  one  skin  26  X  13i,  seal 
missing,  (b)  Transcription  of  the  above  by  John  Caley.  (c)  Abstract  of 
the  same. 

820  1584  July  27th,  in  the  26th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Indenture  of   Bargain 

and  Sale  (Engl.)  from  Edwarde  Braddyll  of  Whalley,  in  the  county  of 
Lancaster  esquire,  to  Thomas  Walmysley,  sergeant-at-law,  recites  that 
Thomas  Crompton  and  John  Morley  of  London  gentlemen  sold  to  Sergeant 
Walymsley  (by  the  name  of  Thomas  Walmysley  of  Dunkenhalgh  in  the 
county  of  Lancaster  esquire)  and  to  Edward  Braddyll,  as  witnessed  by  a 
tripartite  indenture  May  14th  20  Elizabeth,  enrolled  in  the  Court  of 
Chancery,  the  rectory  and  church  of  Gylkirke  with  appurtenances,  formerly 
belonging  to  the  late  monastery  of  Kirkstall ;  together  with  the  tithes  in 
Barlewick  alias  Barnolswicke,  in  Salterforde  alias  Salterforthe,  in  the 
manor  of  Barnolf  called  "  the  hall  demeanes "  and  in  Brugden  alias 
Brockden,  late  in  the  tenure  of  Richard  Banester  ;  the  tithes  of  wool, 
mill,  etc  late  in  the  tenure  of  James  Dillworth  ;  the  tithes  of  the  rectory 
of  Gylkirke  late  in  the  tenure  of  Richard  Banester,  and  the  tithes  of  the 
township   of    Cootes,    for    ;^11    3s    4d    paid   yearly    to   the   crown   and 


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£^  13s  4d  to  the  curate  of  the  church.  By  this  indenture  Edward 
Braddyll  sold  to  Sergeante  (sic)  Walmysley  for  ^250  his  moiety  of  the 
above,  and  bound  himself,  his  wife  Anne,  and  his  son  John  Braddill  (sic) 
to  warrant  the  title.     Vellum  :  one  skin  23  X  16,  seal  missing. 

826  (1558)  May  10th,  in  the  4th  and  5th  years  of  Philip  and  Mary,  (a)  Ehza- 
bethan  or  Jacobean  copy  of  a  Decree  (Engl.)  made  in  the  Duchy  Court 
of  Lancaster  as  to  right  of  common  on  Barnoldswick  Moor,  claimed  by 
the  inhabitants  of  Coats.  The  document  recites  that  a  decree  was  made 
in  the  Court  of  the  Duchy  at  the  term  of  Saint  Hilary  2  and  3  Philip  and 
Mary,  whereby  the  tenants  of  Barnoldswick  were  to  keep  the  parcels  of 
land  previously  enclosed  by  them  viz.  Brokden  Edge,  Greenthornes  lying 
on  the  Wetes,  and  Brumnehough  which  extended  from  a  tenement  in  the 
occupation  of  Robert  Dillworth's  wife  through  Haulsted  Fieldetothe  New 
Diche  of  Salterford  ;  the  tenants  of  Coats  were  to  have  forty  acres  of 
pasture  and  moss,  and  the  rest  was  to  belong  to  the  tenants  of  Barnolds- 
wick. This  decree  at  the  instance  of  John  Hartley,  Margaret  his  wife, 
Richard  Hartley,  John  Halsted,  William  Halsted,  and  Richard  WoodrofFe, 
was  exemplified  and  sealed  with  the  Duchy  Seal,  (b)  Transcription  of  the 
above  by  John  Caley. 

827  1552-3  January  30th,  in  the  7th  year  of  Edward  VI.  Copy  by  John  Caley 
of  a  Licence  of  Alienation  (Lat.)  by  letters  patent  to  Arthur  Darcy  knight, 
enabling  him,  in  consideration  of  £2'^  paid  to  the  Hanaper,  to  sell  a 
messuage  and  tenement  with  appurtenances  in  Cotys  in  Craven  in  the 
parish  of  Gylkyrke  co  York  late  belonging  to  the  Monastery  of  Kyrkestall, 
to  Richard  Banaster.  Signed  W.  le  Bowis.  Examined  T.  Cotton. 
Endorsed.  "  Enrolled  in  the  Memoranda  of  the  7th  year  of  Edward  VI, 
among  the  Records  of  Saint  Hilary's  term  on  behalf  of  the  Remembrancer 
of  the  Exchequer."     Paper  :  one  sheet  13  x  16. 

828  1543-1546  probably  Michaelmas.  Extracts  (Lat.)  from  the  ministers'  or 
bailiffs'  accounts  of  the  dissolved  abbey  of  Kirkstall  in  the  Augmentation 
Office,  made  by  John  Caley  in  1795.  (a)  An  account  of  Richard  Banester, 
collector  of  the  rent  and  farmer,  relating  to  Bollande,  Cotes,  Ereby  and 
Remyngton,  1543-4.  Another  account  of  Thomas  Banaster,  deputy  of 
Richard  Banester  (sic),  for  Bolland,  Cootes,  Ereby  and  Remington,  1545. 
Another  account  of  Thomas  Banaster  etc  relating  to  Coots  in  Craven,  from 
which  it  appears  that  a  messuage  was  granted  to  Arthur  Darcye  by 
letters  patent  3rd  August,  1545,  by  the  service  of  one  twentieth  of  a 
knight's  fee,  and  that  the  rest  of  Coots  was  granted  to  William  Ramsden 
by  letters  patent   15th  October    1545    by    the    service  of  one  twentieth 


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of  a  knight's  fee  1546.  (b)  An  account  of  Richard  Banester  relating  to 
the  tithes  of  the  rectory  of  Gilkirke,  Coots,  Barnolswick,  Salterforth, 
the  Hall  Demeanes  of  Barnolf,  Brogden,  and  the  tenement  of  James 
Dillesworth,  and  of  the  salary  paid  to  Robert  Holdale,  chaplain  of  Gilkirk. 
(c)  Note  on  the  above. 

829  1614-15  Case    (Engl.)    for    counsel    to    advise   with   opinion   at  foot,   of 

Sir  Richard  Hutton  (then  sergeant  at  law)  in  1614  and  of  Sir  Humfray 
Davenport  (then  barrister)  25th  July  1615.  The  cases  refer  to  the 
manor  or  lordship  of  Barnoldswicke,  and  a  parcel  of  that  manor  called 
Barnoldswicke  Coates.  This  manor  was  formerly  in  the  possession  of 
Kirkstall  Abbey  and  afterwards  of  the  Crown,  the  parcel  being  sold,  and 
later  coming  into  the  possession  of  Jo  Halst,  Geo  Halst,  La  Halst  and 
John  Hart  steward,  holders  of  the  unexpired  leases  and  the  reversion  of 
them,  while  the  rest  was  attached  to  the  Duchy  of  Lancaster.  Legal 
opinion  was  asked  as  to  whether  the  freeholders  and  their  tenants  in 
Barnoldswicke  Coates  owed  suit  of  service  in  the  Manor  Court,  and  tithes. 
A  note  is  added  to  the  effect  that  the  tithes  of  Gillkirk  parish  alias 
Barnoldswick  were  granted  to  Edward  Earl  of  Lincoln,  24th  February 
20  Elizabeth  in  free  socage  of  the  manor  of  East  Greenwich,  in  chief  to 
Arthur  Darcey  and  in  free  socage  to  Richard  Ramsden.  Paper:  three 
sheets  of  folio. 


DERBYSHIRE. 


Probably  13th  century.  Seventeenth  century  copy  of  a  Quit  Claim 
(Lat.)  from  Adam  Grideling  lord  of  Witwell  to  Alice  de  Gndeling,  his 
sister,  of  certain  lands  formerly  held  by  William  son  of  Bernard  in 
villenage,  lying  in  the  fields  of  Tharlestropp,  in  consideration  of  a  yearly 
payment  of  a  pair  of  white  gloves  or  of  one  penny  at  Easter.  Wit- 
nesses :  Sir  William  de  Falcunbridge  knight,  Thomas  de  Frethevile, 
Rog  de  Hocco  (?)  of  Barlebrough,  Henry  le  Pringer  (?)  of  Wittewell, 
Robert  del  Hurst.  Vellum:  one  skin  10x7.  Notes:  signed  as  a  "true 
copy "  by  Edmo  Woodhead,  Barthol  Hewes.  The  copy  seems  to  be 
imperfect.  In  Lyson's  "Magna  Britannia"  vol  v,  p  48  is  the  following 
note  in  reference  to  Barlborough :  "  It  is  probable  that  this  was  the  same 
manor  which,  in  the  reign  of  Edward  I,  belonged  to  William  de  Faucon- 
berg;  it  was  then  called  the  manor  of  Ada  (sic)  de  Grydeling,  or  the 
chamber  of  Ada,  and  the  park  of  Barlborough  (Esch  23  Edw.  I)." 
Falcunbridge  is  probably  an  error  in  transcription  for  Fauconberge. 
Dugdale's  "Baronage,"  vol  ii,  p  3,  mentions  "William  de  Fauconberge, 
younger  son  of  the  family  of  that  name,  who  had  a  summons  to  Parliament, 
28  Edward  I."     He  was  still  alive  7  Edward  II. 

Undated,  probably  early  13th  century.  Photograph  of  a  Charter  (Lat.) 
confirming  a  grant  from  Nichola  de  Novo  Mercato  (Newmarket)  to 
Thomas  Gere  of  Bectona  (Beighton  co  Derby)  and  his  heirs,  of  all  her 
arable  lands  within  the  town  of  Bectona  and  beyond ;  to  wit,  within  the 
bounds  of  the  fields  of  Bectona ;  except  both  her  free  and  servile  tenants ; 
and  except  her  portion  in  the  great  wood  of  Bectona ;  and  except  lands 
in  the  same  wood,  to  wit,  in  West  Wode ;  and  except  that  land  which 
came  to  her  after  the  death  of  her  brother's  wife  Amable,  but  including 
the  meadow  ;  and  all  her  share  of  the  mill ;  with  the  sequel  of  her 
bondmen ;  and  all  her  share  in  the  park ;  and  the  tower  of  the  former 
castle ;  with  free  and  due  ingress  and  egress,  in  and  from  the  same ;  both 
with  waggons,  carts  and  teams,  to  have  and  to  hold  of  the  grantor  and  her 
heirs,  to  the  said  Thomas  Gere  and  his  heirs  or  assigns,  freely  quietly  etc. 


106 

in  wars,  waters,  paths,  woods,  meadows,  and  pastures  with  all  appur- 
tenances, easements  and  liberties  to  the  said  land  appertaining;  paying 
annually  to  the  grantor  and  her  heirs,  one  pound  of  cummin,  at  the  feast 
of  Saint  Thomas  the  Apostle  for  all  secular  services  etc  ;  the  said  Thomas 
Gere  paying  eleven  marks  of  silver  as  a  gersum  (de  gersoma).  Wit- 
nesses: Sir  Robert  de  Furneys,  John  and  John  parsons  of  Ekynton, 
Ralph  Britone,  Robert  de  Witterton,  Sir  John  de  Heymcurth,  William 
de  Musters,  Sir  Geoffrey  de  Stokes,  Robert  de  Muscham  (Muschamp), 
Thomas  de  Lincoln,  Thomas  de  Saint  Quintin  (sancto  quintino),  William 
son  of  Richard.  Notes  :  the  original  charter  is  at  the  Bodleian  Library, 
Oxford,  and  is  part  of  the  "  Dodsworth  Collection  "  of  MSS.  vol  76, 
number  105.  It  measures  only  5^X32,  and  is  a  beautiful  specimen  of 
13th  century  script.  The  Oxford  Dictionary  gives  gersum  and  variants 
as  meaning  a  premium  or  fine  paid  to  a  feudal  superior  on  entering  upon 
a  holding. 

234  1292  Sunday  next  before  the  Feast  of  the  Nativity  of  Saint  John   the 

Baptist  (24th  June).  Release  and  Quit  Claim  (Lat.)  by  Thomas  son  of 
Hugh  de  Wygeley  in  Brampton  (co  Derby)  to  Roger  de  Wygeley,  of  all 
his  right  and  claim  in  a  croft,  and  fourteen  and  a  half  acres  of  land  at 
Besul ;  and  in  three  roods  above  Wityl,  in  the  fee  of  Brampton.  Wit- 
nesses:  Robert  le  Caus,  Hugh  de  Lynaker,  Nicholas  de  Hulme,  John 
del  Haye,  Roger  de  Wygeley  clerk,  Richard  del  Haye.  Vellum  :  one 
skin  7X4,  seal  missing.  Notes :  endorsed,  in  a  hand  of  a  later  date,  is  a 
memorandum,  "  1292  Wigley  release  of  Besehull  &  Whytehill." 

251  Undated,   probably   late   13th    century.      Charter   (Lat.)   confirming  an 

assignment  and  quit  claim  from  Margery,  daughter  of  Robert  le  Bastard 
of  Kateby  to  Richard  clerk,  son  of  William  de  Bectona  (Beighton),  of  a 
rent  of  five  shillings,  and  a  pound  of  cummin  ;  which  Geoffrey  Gere  used 
to  pay  for  the  whole  tenement,  with  the  appurtenances,  which  he  held  of 
the  feoffor  in  Bectona ;  and  a  rent  of  twenty  two  pence,  which  Geoffrey 
son  of  Gwido  used  to  pay,  for  half  an  oxgang  held  of  the  feoffor  in 
Bectona  ;  and  also  one  toft  in  the  town  of  Bectona,  which  William  son  of 
John  formerly  held;  and  an  oxgang,  with  the  appurtenances,  which  Ralph 
Hippy  then  held,  and  Ralph  himself,  bondman  of  the  feoffor,  with  all  his 
family  and  with  all  his  chattels,  and  all  the  feoffor's  part  of  Westwode,  with 
land  which  Nicholas  (or  Nichola)  de  Newmarket  (novo  mercato)  gave  to  the 
feoffor  by  his  (or  her)  charter;  with  homage,  wardship,  reliefs  and  all  free 
services  and  customs  ;  and  with  all  other  kinds  of  service  which  in  any  way 
might  accrue  from  the  said  men  (bondmen)  and  their  heirs,  to  wit  Geoffrey 
Gere,  Geoffrey  son  of  Gwydo,  Ralph  Hippy,  and  of  land  which  the  same 
men  held,  and  of  the  said  toft,  and  of  part  of  Westwode ;  with  all  other  rights 


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which  might  in  any  way  accrue  from  the  said  men  and  their  lands, 
without  reservation,  for  twelve  silver  marks,  which  the  said  Richard  gave 
to  the  feoffor  as  a  fine  ;  the  said  Richard  and  his  heirs  or  assigns  paying 
annually  twenty  five  pence  to  the  prior  and  convent  of  Blyth  (Blyda),  and 
in  addition  nine  pence  to  John  de  Stoteuil.  Witnesses :  Sir  Robert  de 
Furneus,  Sir  Roger  de  Eyncourt,  John  rector  of  half  the  church  of 
Eckenton,  Ralph  de  Reueresby  (?),  Hugh  de  Dokemanton,  Ralph  de 
Sidenal,  Thomas  de  Leys,  John  de  Hacentorp,  Thomas  son  of  Nicholas 
of  the  same,  William  son  of  John  of  Bectona,  Ralph  Manderel  of  the 
same.     Vellum  :  one  skin  7  x  ^h,  seal  missing.     Notes  :  see  number  845. 

247  Undated,  probably  late  13th  century.     Release  and  Quit  Claim   (Lat.) 

from  Robert  son  of  Nicholas  de  Laxtona  to  Richard  clerk  of  Bectona 
(Beighton),  of  two  acres  of  pasture,  with  the  appurtenances,  in  Wodemedue 
in  Bectona,  which  he  had  by  the  charter  of  Ralph,  brother  of  the  said 
Richard,  for  four  silver  marks  which  the  said  Richard  gave  as  a  fine 
(gersumia)  on  entering  the  land.  Witnesses :  Geoffrey  Gere,  John  de 
Horbiri,  William  son  of  John  de  Bectona,  Geoffrey  son  of  Gwido,  Simon 
de  Chevercurt,  Robert  France,  Roger  de  Peckis  (?),  John  de  Hacuntorp, 
Thomas  of  the  same.  Vellum  :  one  skin  7  X  2*,  seal  missing.  Notes  : 
see  number  845. 

246  Undated,  probably  late  13th  century.     Charter  (Lat.)  confirming  a  grant 

from  Peter  son  of  Nicholas  de  Rechorfeld  and  Beatrice  his  wife  to  Richard 
clerk  of  Bectona  (Beighton),  for  homage  and  services,  of  all  lands  and 
rents  which  Marjory  daughter  of  Robert  de  Kateby  sold  to  the  grantor  ; 
namely,  five  shillings  rent  and  one  pound  of  cummin,  which  Geoffrey  Gere 
used  to  pay  for  the  whole  tenement  with  the  appurtenances,  which  he  held 
of  him  in  Bectona  ;  and  a  rent  of  twenty  two  pence  which  Geoffrey  son 
of  Gwido  (?)  used  to  pay  for  half  an  oxgang,  which  he  held  in  the  same 
town ;  and  further,  one  toft  in  the  town  of  Bectona,  which  William  son 
of  John  formerly  held ;  and  an  oxgang  with  the  appurtenances  which 
Ralph  Huppi  held ;  and  Ralph  himself  a  bondman,  with  all  his  family  and 
his  chattels  ;  and  all  the  third  part  of  the  wood  of  Westwode,  with  land 
appertaining  to  the  said  wood,  and  formerly  part  of  the  park  of  Bectona, 
lying  between  the  park  of  Sir  Robert  de  Furneus  and  Paynelflat,  and 
between  the  great  arable  field  (magnam  culturam),  and  land  of  the  said 
Richard,  without  any  reservation ;  paying  annually  two  shillings  and 
ten  pence,  and  one  pound  of  cummin,  in  the  vigil  of  Saint  Martin. 
Witnesses  :  Sir  Gervase  de  Bernak,  Sir  Ralph  de  Horbury,  Philip  rector 
of  the  church  of  Treton,  John  de  Waliswode,  Robert  de  Cravene,  Alex 
Dolfin,  Ralph  Manderel  of  Bectona,  William  of  the  same.  Vellum  :  one 
skin  7i  X  5,  one  seal  missing,  the  other  small,  in  good  condition. 


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244  Undated,  probably   13th   century.       Charter  (Lat.)   confirming  a  grant 

from  Jordan  de  Chevercurt  to  Richard  de  Bectona,  for  homage  and 
services,  of  all  that  land  which  was  of  Thol  the  reeve  in  the  territory  of 
Bectona  (Beighton,  co  Derby),  with  all  its  appurtenances,  both  in  the 
wood  and  in  the  open  land,  sufficient  for  buildings  and  for  fire ;  and 
in  all  other  places,  appertaining  to  the  same  land,  paying  annually  to  the 
said  Jordan  de  Chevercurt  and  his  heirs  two  shillings,  payable  four  times 
a  year,  for  all  services,  except  forinsec  services  to  the  King.  Witnesses; 
Luke  the  parson  of  Carl  (ton  ?),  Richard  de  Chevercurt,  Richard  Fitz- 
harding,  Mathew  Fitzodo,  Henry  de  Morthing,  William  de  Wellum, 
Peter  de  Bectona,  John  de  Bectona,  Nicholas  de  Bectona.  Vellum  :  one 
skin  5  X  5f ,  seal  missing. 

282  Undated,  late   13th  century  hand.      Charter  (Lat.)  confirming  a  grant 

from  Nicholas  Mussard  lord  of  Stavely  to  William  le  Bret  and  his  heirs, 
of  a  plot  of  land  (cultura)  called  Rynghaye,  lying  between  the  water 
called  Westewodebrok  and  "  les  Orpittes "  of  Brimington ;  another  plot 
called  Oxleson  near  Houlehacking  and  Westewod,  which  he  inherited 
from  Ralph  Mussard  his  father ;  also  rents  from  the  heirs  of  Adam  Bete 
of  "  Chastrefeld  "  for  a  tenement  called  Helderidding ;  and  rents  from  the 
heirs  of  Sir  Peter  de  Bremington  knight,  for  common  pasture  in  Staveley, 
and  an  annual  rent  of  a  pound  of  pepper  from  the  same,  for  a  tenement 
in  Staveley  called  Houlehackyng ;  in  consideration  of  a  yearly  payment 
by  the  grantee  of  a  red  sparrow  hawk  (espervarium  soreum)  or  12  pence. 
Witnesses :  Roger  le  Brete  knight,  John  de  Eyncourt,  Walter  de  Boles- 
overe,  Hugh  de  Lynacre,  Thomas  del  Leys,  Ralph  Caschors,  John  the 
clerk.  Vellum  :  one  skin  (with  large  holes  in  it)  Qj  x  6,  no  seal.  Notes: 
there  is  no  sign  of  a  seal  having  been  attached,  and  this  may  be  a 
contemporary  copy.  Nicholas  Mussard  succeeded  his  nephew  as  lord  of 
Staveley  17  Edward  I  (1288)  and  died  29  Edward  I  (1300). 

279  Undated,  13th  century  hand.     Charter  (Lat.)   confirming  a  grant  from 

John  son  of  Ralph  de  Kinewaldemers  (Killamarsh)  to  Geoffrey  de  Becton,  of 
three  rods  of  meadow  in  the  fields  of  Kinewaldemers,  lying  in  the  North 
Riding,  near  a  rod  held  by  Bate  de  Netherthorpe,  and  stretching  from  the 
ditch  near  the  bridge  of  Kinewaldemers  to  the  River  Roder,  in  considera- 
tion of  one  mark  of  silver.  Witnesses :  Roger  de  Hoto  of  Barlburgh, 
Robert  de  Runlegh,  William  son  of  Elam  of  Kinewaldemers,  John  son  of 
Peter  of  the  same,  William  Dolphin,  John  Dolphin,  John  Morewyn  of 
Becton,  Geoffrey  Gere  of  the  same.  Vellum  :  one  skin  9X3,  seal  torn 
or  cut  from  the  charter. 

812  Late  13th  or  early  14th  century.     Probably  an  almost  contemporary  copy 

of  a  Charter  (Lat.)  confirming  a  grant  from  Thomas  de  (Chaworth  ?)  to 
Alice  Casteleyn  of  Osberton  and  Rose  her  daughter,  of  a  plot  of  ground 


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called  Isomaysal  in  the  soke  of  Norton,  with  the  arable  land  appertaining 
to  it,  formerly  in  the  tenure  of  Ralph  Isemay,  for  the  life  of  Alice  with 
remainder  to  Rose  and  her  heirs,  subject  to  a  yearly  rent  of  one  penny 
at  the  Feast  of  the  Nativity  of  Saint  John  the  Baptist,  in  lieu  of  all 
services  etc  except  forinsec  services  to  the  King,  failing  any  direct  heirs 
to  Rose  the  land  was  to  revert  to  the  grantor.  Witnesses  :  William  le 
Bret,  Roger  le  Breton,  John  de  Brymyngton,  master  Henry  de  Neubold, 
Alan  de  Loune  (?),  Peter  de  Leyes,  John  de  Lightwode.  Notes  :  the 
names  William  le  Bret  and  Roger  le  Breton  appear  in  a  charter  about 
1300  and  William  le  Bret  appears  in  a  charter  of  1312.  See  Addy's 
"  Beauchief,"  pp  63  and  64.  The  male  line  of  the  Derbyshire  le  Bretons 
became  extinct  in  the  early  part  of  the  14th  century.      Vellum  :  one  skin 


Late  13th  or  early  14th  century.  Probably  an  almost  contemporary  copy 
of  a  Charter  (Lat.)  confirming  a  grant  from  Thomas  de  Chaworth  knight 
to  Alice  Casteleyn  of  Osberton  for  life  and  to  Rose  her  daughter,  of  the 
land  and  appurtenances  formerly  in  the  tenure  of  W^illiam  de  Heytridding, 
together  with  fifteen  acres  and  a  plot  called  Wetlandis,  formerly  in  the 
tenure  of  Robert  de  le  Heytridding,  and  various  small  plots  formerly  in 
the  tenure  of  Thomas  de  Hemenlisworth,  John  Binger,  Hugh  Basse  son 
of  Nicholas,  John  son  of  Alan,  John  Goddeknawe,  John  son  of  Agnes, 
Ralph  Hyssmaye,  subject  to  a  yearly  rent  of  a  rose  in  summer  for  all 
services,  except  forinsec  service  to  the  King.  Failing  direct  heirs  to 
Rose,  the  land  was  to  revert  to  the  grantor.  Vellum  :  one  skin  8x5, 
Notes :  this  charter  is  a  duplicate  of  the  first  entry  in  number  300,  except 
that  number  300  gives  a  list  of  witnesses:  namely.  Sir  William  de  Fulking- 
ham,  then  abbot  of  Beauchief,  John  de  Brymington,  William  Maleneye  of 
Dronfeld,  Thomas  de  Wodehouses,  Roger  Carpenter,  Peter  de  Bernys, 
Peter  de  Leys.  The  names  of  Agnes  Casteleyn,  her  daughter  and 
Peter  de  Leyes  appear  in  number  300,  which  from  the  names  of  the 
witnesses  would  appear  to  be  circa  1310.  Alice  Casteleyn  seems  to  have 
been  the  mistress  of  Thomas  de  Chaworth,  and  Rose  his  daughter  to  have 
been  the  Rose  of  this  deed.     See  numbers  809  and  813. 

Late  13th  or  early  14th  century.  Probably  an  almost  contemporary  copy 
of  a  Charter  (Lat.)  confirming  a  grant  from  Thomas  de  Chaworth  knight 
lord  of  Norton  to  John  Lutrell,  son  of  Sir  Alexander,  and  Rose  the  grantor's 
younger  daughter  and  wife  of  the  said  John  and  their  heirs,  of  the  manor  of 
Heytredding  in  the  soke  of  Norton,  which  Alice  Castelayn  had  by  grant 
for  life,  with  appurtenances  and  common  of  pasture  for  all  animals  except 
goats,  also  common  of  pasture  in  Rohaghe  for  eight  oxen  and  six  cows 
and  right  of  entry  into  the  wood  of  Rohagh,  and  the  right  of  taking  wood 


no 

for  enclosing  their  meadow.  Failing  direct  heirs  of  John  and  Rose  the 
land  was  to  revert  to  the  grantor.  Vellum :  one  skin  7|  X  5.  Notes  : 
a  duplicate  of  this  charter  appears  in  number  300,  which  is  endorsed  "  a 
deed  of  Chaworth  Herdings  1344,"  on  what  authority  does  not  appear. 
Among  the  witnesses  there  given  are  Sir  Thomas  de  Furnyval,  Sir 
Adam  de  Everingham,  Sir  Walter  de  GaushuU,  Sir  William  de  Fulkingham 
then  abbot  of  Beauchief,  Sir  Roger  de  Brailesford  then  rector  of  Dronfeld, 
John  Dencourt,  John  de  Everyngham.  The  names  of  five  of  these 
witnesses  appear  in  two  charters  circa  1300  and  1312.  See  Addy's 
"  Beauchief,"  pp  63  and  64.  To  judge  from  this  document  Mr.  Addy's 
date  1423  for  William  de  Fulkingham's  abbotship  of  Beauchief  can 
hardly  be  correct,  see  the  same  reference  p  72.  We  are  probably  safe 
in  dating  this  document  circa  1310. 

300  Late  13th  or  early  14th  century.     Copy  from  a  Register  of  Charters  (Lat.) 

(i)  Charter  confirming  a  grant  from  Thomas  Chaword  knight  to  Alice 
daughter  of  Agnes  Castelayn  of  Osberton  and  Rose  her  daughter  of  land 
formerly  in  the  tenure  of  William  del  Heyridding  in  Norton,  a  plot  of 
land  called  Wetlandes  and  other  land  formerly  in  the  tenure  of  Robert 
del  Heyridding,  and  various  acres  formerly  held  by  Thomas  de  Hemils- 
worth,  John  Kyng,  Rose  Kyng,  Hugh  Basse  son  of  Nicholas,  John  son 
of  Alan,  John  Godknave,  John  son  of  Agnes  and  John  Hisindy,  for  the  life 
of  Alice,  thence  to  Rose  and  her  heirs  on  payment  of  a  rose  in  summer. 
Witnesses :  Sir  William  de  Fulkyngham,  then  abbot  of  Beauchief,  John 
de  Brymington,  William  Mateneye  of  Dronefeld,  Thomas  de  Wodehouses, 
Roger  Carpenter,  Peter  de  Bernys,  Peter  de  Leys,  (ii)  Charter  confirming 
a  grant  from  Thomas  Chaworth  knight  lord  of  Norton  to  John  Luterel 
son  of  Sir  Alexander  Luterel,  and  to  Rose  his  wife,  younger  daughter 
of  Thomas  Chaworth,  of  the  manor  of  Heyridding  (manerium  del 
heyridding)  in  Norton,  which  Alice  Castelayn  had  of  his  gift,  with 
grazing  rights  in  Rohawe  and  the  wood  thereof.  Witnesses :  Sir 
Thomas  de  Furnyvall,  Sir  Adam  de  Everingham  and  Sir  Walter  de 
Gaushull  knights.  Sir  William  de  Fulkyngham  then  abbot  of  Beauchamp, 
Sir  Roger  de  Brailesford  then  rector  of  Dranesfeld,  John  Ayncourt,  John 
de  Brymington.  Vellum:  one  skin  10X4|,  no  seal.  Notes:  endorsed 
is  a  memorandum  as  follows  "  Am.  A.  Amen  dico  Vobis,  Omnibus 
Christi  ffidelibus  ad  quos  presens  scriptum  pervenerit  salutem.  A  deed 
of  Chaworth  for  Herdings  1344."  For  the  probable  dates  see  numbers 
812,  813  and  814. 

809  Early  14th  century.    A  copy  on  paper,  probably  made  in  the  17th  century, 

of  a  Charter  (Lat.)  from  Thomas  de  Chaworth  lord  of  Norton  to  John  his 
son,  son  of  Alice  Castelin,  and  his  heirs,  of  all  the  land  which  Thomas  de 


Ill 

Himisworth  once  held  of  him  in  villenage  in  the  soke  of  Norton,  on 
condition  of  the  yearly  payment  of  an  arrow  feathered  with  peacock's 
feathers.  Paper  :  one  sheet  64  X  8.  Notes  :  the  original  of  this  charter 
would  appear  to  belong  to  the  early  14th  century.     See  number  300. 

(1304)  Sunday  the  vigil  of  Saint  Laurence  (lOth  August),  in  the  32nd  year 
of  Edward  I.  Award  and  Agreement  (Norman  French),  dated  at 
Cruche.  The  deed  recites  that  there  had  been  two  disagreements  between 
the  parties :  Sir  Ralph  Frechenvile  had  begun  a  plea  of  mort  d'  ancestre 
against  Gerard  de  Seyncler  and  Joan  his  wife  as  deforciants,  of  two 
messuages  and  all  the  land  which  Lady  Amis  de  Frechenvile,  the 
plaintiff's  mother,  had  bought  from  Thomas  Chacchehors  in  Staveley 
Woodthorpe ;  also  Gerard  and  Joan  had  begun  a  plea  of  novel 
disseisin  before  Adam  de  Crokedhocks  and  Henry  de  Sutton  with  regard 
to  a  messuage  with  demesne  lands  and  meadow,  then  in  the  tenure  of 
Ralph,  and  formerly  in  the  tenure  of  Lady  Amis.  It  was  agreed,  by  the 
agency  of  common  friends,  that  Gerard  and  Joan  should  acknowledge 
before  the  first  justices  who  should  come  to  take  the  assizes  in  the  county 
of  Derby,  that  the  two  messuages  etc,  were  the  right  of  Ralph,  on  con- 
dition that  Ralph  should  create  a  life  estate  in  them  for  Joan.  As  regards 
the  messuage  etc,  in  the  tenure  of  Ralph,  it  was  agreed  that  they  should 
be  valued,  and  the  arable  land  measured  in  acres,  by  the  perch  used  in 
the  district,  within  fifteen  days  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Laurence  that 
year.  An  estate  was  to  be  created  of  4d  for  each  acre  of  arable  land,  and 
12d  for  each  acre  of  meadow.  The  messuage  and  closes  were  to  be  held 
by  certain  tenants  of  rent  assize,  so  that  Joan  might  distrain  upon  them 
if  the  payments  were  in  arrear.  On  the  other  hand  Gerard  and  Joan  were 
to  withdraw  from  their  suit  of  novel  disseisin,  and  if  by  any  fraud  Gerard 
and  Joan  were  to  release  their  estate  to  the  heirs  of  Sir  Seyr  de  Hountin- 
feld,  then  the  estate  thus  created  was  to  revert  to  Ralph.  Ralph  moreover 
agreed  to  pay  Gerard  and  Joan  two  marks  on  the  day  when  the  covenants 
should  be  sealed  after  the  land  had  been  measured.  The  parties  pledged 
themselves  to  each  other  in  the  presence  of  William  le  Bret,  Henry  le 
Burgilon  and  others.  Notes  :  a  photograph  of  this  interesting  deed  is 
reproduced  as  a  frontispiece  to  this  catalogue,  and  a  full  transcript  with 
contractions  extended  in  italics  is  given  in  the  appendix. 

1308  Sunday  next  after  the  Feast  of  the  Invention  of  the  Holy  Cross 
(May  3rd),  in  the  1st  year  of  Edward  (II)  son  of  King  Edward. 
Photograph  of  a  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Norton  co  Derby,  confirming 
a  grant  from  Thomas  de  Chaworth  lord  of  Norton  to  Thomas  son  of 
Roger  de  Gotham,  of  all  that  land  called  le  Cliffs  within  the  soke  of  Norton, 
with    meadows,   woods,    buildings  and    all    other  appurtenances,   just  as 


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widow  Alice  formerly  held  them.  The  same  to  be  held  of  the  chief  lord 
of  the  fee  by  services  due  and  accustomed ;  paying  half  yearly  to  the 
grantor  16s  per  annum,  to  wit,  at  the  Feasts  of  Saint  Michael  and 
the  Annunciation ;  for  all  secular  services,  suits  of  court  and  demands. 
Saving  two  suits  at  the  two  Great  Courts  of  Norton  each  year ;  to  wit, 
at  the  court  held  next  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Michael,  and  at  the  court 
held  next  after  Easter ;  and  saving  f orinsec  services  to  the  King. 
Witnesses :  John  de  Eyncourt,  William  le  Bret,  Roger  le  Breton, 
Stephen  le  Eyr,  Hugh  de  Linacre,  Walter  de  Uston,  John  de  Stubbeleye. 
Notes :  the  photograph  shows  the  seal,  bearing  the  arms  of  Chaworth, 
and  there  are  three  prints  of  the  photograph  in  the  collection. 

305  (1317)   Wednesday  next  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Mark  the  Evangelist 

(April  25th),  in  the  10th  year  of  Edward  II.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated 
at  Athelastre,  confirming  a  grant  from  Thomas  son  of  Ralph  Keys  of 
Kilburn  to  Sir  John  de  Beaufey  knight,  of  a  piece  of  arable  land  formerly 
belonging  to  Robert  le  Tumour  of  Horseley  Park,  lying  between  lands 
of  Roger  Wolf  of  Kilburn,  and  Richard  son  of  William  of  Kilburn, 
Henry  Heem  of  Kilburn  and  William  son  of  Richard  of  Kilburn  chaplain, 
in  consideration  of  a  rent  of  one  roseflower  (pro  uno  flore  rose)  yearly. 
Witnesses :  Sir  William  Rosel  knight,  William  de  Muston  lord  of 
Morley,  William  de  Tissington,  Nicholas  de  Hungerford,  William  de 
Wodehous,  Thomas  de  Sondiacre,  Richard  Keys.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
9X4,  seal  missing. 

283  (1317-18)    Sunday   next   before    the    Feast    of    Saint    Margaret    Virgin 

(January  28th).  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Deneby,  confirming  a  grant 
from  William  de  Mersshton  in  Horseley  to  Sir  John  de  Beaufey  knight, 
of  10  acres  in  the  park  of  Bol,  lying  together  between  the  forest  of 
Duffeld,  land  of  Ralph  son  of  Roger  de  Kilburn,  land  of  the  prior 
of  Lenton  and  land  of  Robert  son  of  Hawys  de  Kilburn.  Witnesses : 
Sir  William  Rosel  knight,  William  de  Wodehouses,  Richard  Keys  de 
Kilburn,  Henry  Rosel  de  Deneby,  Thomas  Rosel,  John  de  Deneby, 
Hugh  de  la  Grene.  Vellum  :  10  X  4,  seal  of  opaque  yellow  wax  slightly 
broken  and  obscure.     Notes :   the  park  of  Bol  was  in  Denby. 

271  (1321)  Saturday  next  before  the  Feast  of  Saint  Laurence  Martyr  (10th 

August),  in  the  15th  year  of  Edward  (II)  son  of  King  Edward.  Charter 
(Lat ),  dated  at  Staveleye,  confirming  a  grant  from  Robert  Smith  (Faber)  of 
Ducmonton  to  William  Smith  (Faber)  his  brother  of  Staveleye,  of  two 
roods  of  arable  land  lying  in  the  western  fields  of  Staveley,  of  which  one 
rood  lay  above  Gossecroft,  between  land  formerly  of  Ralph  de  Worteleye 
and    land    of    the    rector    of    the    church,    and    the    other    rood    lay   near 


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Hynkersuldyck,  between  lands  of  Ralph  de  Worteley  and  lands  of 
Richard  de  Hyllion.  Witnesses :  Adam  of  Norton,  Roger  Cashors, 
Roger  de  Hynkersul,  Nicholas  bailiff,  Robert  clerk.  Vellum :  one 
skin  8  X  2f,  seal  missing, 

321  (1325)   Monday  next  after  the  Feast  of  the  Annunciation  of  the  Blessed 

Mary  the  Virgin  (March  25th),  in  the  18th  year  of  Edward  II.  Charter 
(Lat.),  dated  at  Whitewell,  confirming  a  grant  from  Ranulph  de  Ry  of 
Whitewell  son  of  Sir  Ranulph  de  Ry  knight  to  Sir  Andrew  de  Alveton 
chaplain,  of  a  messuage  and  oxgang  which  Henry  de  Thirbeck  held  in 
Thirbeck  in  the  parish  of  Whitewell,  including  William  son  of  Thomas 
Smith  of  Whitewell  villein,  with  his  issue  and  his  goods  and  chattels,  at  a 
yearly  rent  of  6s  8d.  Witnesses :  Robert  Le  Parmenter,  Roger  de 
Selihoke  of  Whitewell,  William  son  of  Salomon,  William  Wanwayn,  Simon 
de  Mirfeld  of  Whitewell.     Vellum  :   one  skin  8i  X  5,  seal  missing. 

318  1325(-6)    Friday    next   after    the    Epiphany    (January    6th).      Letter   of 

Attorney  (Lat.),  dated  at  Staunton,  by  Margaret  widow  of  Sir  Ralph  de 
Frechevill  knight  and  John  de  Cule  chaplain,  executors  of  the  will  of 
Sir  Ralph  de  Frechevill  deceased,  appointing  William  Cosyn  their 
co-executor  as  administrator  of  the  will  and  goods  of  the  deceased. 
Since  the  seals  of  the  above  Margaret  and  John  were  unknown  to  many, 
the  official  seal  of  the  Archdeacon  of  Nottingham  had  been  added  to  this 
document.  Vellum  :  one  skin  8X4,  seals  of  opaque  yellow  wax  in  fair 
condition.     Notes  :   Staunton  is  an  old  form  of  Stanton-By-Dale. 

290  (1331)   Sunday  next  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Laurence  (August  10th),  in 

the  4th  year  of  Edward  III.  Release  and  Quitclaim  (Lat.),  dated 
at  Shirlande,  by  Ralph  son  of  Ralph  de  Frecheville  knight  to  Margaret 
relict  of  Ralph  de  Frechville  and  Anker  her  son,  and  her  heirs,  of  the 
manor  of  Alwaston.  Witnesses:  Roger  de  Eyncourt  and  John  de 
Bret  knights,  Roger  de  Somervill  of  Blackwell,  Robert  de  Sallowe, 
William  de  Birchovere,  Adam  de  Haumondsham  of  Schardlowe.  Vellum  : 
one  skin  9X4,  small  seal  of  dark  red  wax  in  good  condition.  Notes : 
see  number  286. 

270  (1338)  Sunday  in  the   Feast  of  Trinity  (probably  April  or  May),  in  the 

12th  year  of  Edward  III.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Staveley,  confirming 
a  grant  from  William  Smith  (Faber)  of  Staveley  to  Henry  de  Gayteforthe, 
of  two  roods  of  arable  land  in  the  Westfield  of  Staveley ;  one  rood  lay  on 
Gossecrofte,  between  lands  of  Thomas  de  Worteley  and  land  of  the 
rector  of  the  church  of  Staveley;  and  the  other  rood  lay  near 
Hinkershulldike,   between    lands   of    Thomas    de    Worteley    and    lands 


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formerly  of  Richard  Hillion.  Witnesses  :  Richard  Musarde  of  Staveley, 
Robert  Whithede  of  the  same,  John  Smith  (Faber)  of  the  same,  Ralph 
Parker  of  the  same,  John  Broune  of  the  same.  Vellum  :  one  skin  8  X  2^, 
seal  missing. 

235  1341  Tuesday  next  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  John  the  Baptist  (24th  June). 

Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Hopton  (co  Derby),  confirming  a  grant  from 
Richard  son  of  Thomas  son  of  Hugh  to  John  son  of  Richard  de  Hopton 
junior,  of  a  messuage  with  outbuildings  etc  in  Hopton  ;  and  a  plot  of 
ground  called  le  Botherod  with  meadow  and  wood,  which  he  had  of  the 
gift  of  Thomas  de  Heton.  Witnesses:  Hugh  de  Hesteburgh  (?), 
John  de  Lascels,  William  Bythewatre,  Adam  de  Deneby,  John  son  of 
John  de  Hopton.  Vellum  :  one  skin  10  x  3,  seal  missing.  Notes : 
the  following  memorandum  is  endorsed,  "  sicut  Radulfus  fil  Thome  fil 
Hugonis  concessit  Johi  fil  Ric  de  Hopton  certis  ...  in  Hopton 
voc  le  bothrod  " ;  but  in  the  charter  the  grantor  is  Richard  and  not 
Ralph. 

837  (1343)   Sunday   in  the   Feast  of   Saint   Laurence    (lOth  August),   in  the 

17th  year  of  Edward  III.  Indenture  of  Lease  (Lat.),  dated  at  Staveley 
(co  Derby),  from  Thomas  de  Wrteley  to  Emma  formerly  wife  of  Roger 
Gamel  of  Hinkyrshull,  of  7  acres  and  1  rood  of  arable  land  lying 
divided  in  the  territory  of  Staveley  parva ;  Ih  acres  upon  the  Hyelye 
between  lands  of  Thomas  de  Colby  and  Henry  Atwell  (ad  Fontem) ; 
H  acres  in  the  same  place  between  lands  of  Ralph  Parker  and  Thomas  de 
Colby ;  H  acres  in  the  same  place  between  lands  of  Thomas  de  Colby 
and  Ralph  Parker ;  1  acre  in  the  same  place  between  lands  of  Thomas 
de  Colby ;  1  rood  between  lands  of  Thomas  de  Colby  and  Ralph  Parker  ; 
1  rood  in  the  same  place  between  lands  of  Thomas  de  Colby  ;  1  rood  in 
the  same  place  between  lands  of  Tliomas  de  Colby  and  lands  of  the 
same  Thomas  and  of  lord  de  ClifTorth;  1  acre  upon  Driefurlonge  between 
lands  of  Roger  Gamel  of  Hinkershull  and  of  Ralph  Musarde, 
abutting  at  one  end  upon  Southbroke  and  at  the  other  upon  the  headland 
of  lord  de  Clifforth  ;  1  rood  upon  Pykeloure  between  lands  of  Thomas  de 
Colby  and  William  Boton,  abutting  upon  le  Hayriesike ;  for  the 
term  of  twenty  one  years  from  the  Feast  or  Saint  Michael,  in  the 
seventeenth  year  of  the  reign  of  Edward  III  ;  at  a  yearly  rent  of  3s  7id, 
payable  halfyearly  at  the  Feasts  of  Saint  Martin  and  Pentecost. 
Witnesses :  Thomas  de  Colby  of  Staveley,  .  .  .  ,  Ralph  Musarde 
of  the  same,  John  Smith  (Faber)  of  the  same,  Robert  Whithede  of  the 
same.  Vellum  :  one  skin,  much  worn  and  in  holes,  8  x  4i  ;  seal  missing. 
Notes  :  for  Pikelover  see  Bemrose's  "  Derbyshire  Charters,"  page  284, 
number  2243. 


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252  (1345)  Thursday  next  after  the   Feast  of  Saint   Michael   the  Archangel 

(29th  September),  in  the  19th  year  of  Edward  III.  Grant  of  a  Life 
Estate  (Lat.),  dated  at  Beighton,  by  Roger  son  of  Gilbert  de  Someredby 
to  Agnes  wife  of  William  de  Staynton,  in  an  annual  rent  of  six  shillings 
and  ten  pence,  with  the  appurtenances,  issuing  out  of  a  tenement  of 
William  Gere  and  William  Wyot  in  Beighton.  Witnesses :  William 
Gere,  William  son  of  Geoffrey,  William  de  Mamton.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
9i  X  Si,  seal  of  light  wax  obscure. 

240  1348   Sunday  next  before  the  Feast  of  Saint  Thomas  of  Canterbury  the 

Bishop  (29th  December).  Release  and  Quit  Claim  (Lat.),  dated  at 
Hoptone,  by  John  son  of  John  son  of  Roger  de  Hoptone  to  William 
de  Mirfeld,  of  all  his  right  in  all  messuages,  lands,  and  tenements,  pasture, 
woods,  .  .  .  with  all  their  appurtenances  in  Hoptone,  whereof  the 
said  William  was  enfeoffed  by  Joan  daughter  of  the  said  John.  Witnesses : 
Sir  John  de  Eland,  Sir  John  le  Flemmyng,  Adam  de  Hoptone,  Henry  le 
Sayuille,  Richard  de  Helay,  John  de  Gledholt.  Vellum :  one  skin 
10  X  4,  seal  of  red  wax,  in  good  condition. 

267  (1352)  the  day  of  Saint  Lambert  (17th  September),  in  the  26th  year  of 

Edward  IH.  Indenture  of  Lease  (Lat.),  dated  at  Norton,  from  Thomas 
de  Chaworth  knight  lord  of  Norton  to  William  Cotilleer  of  the  same, 
Isabell  his  wife  and  Margaret  their  daughter,  of  all  lands  and  tenements, 
to  wit,  an  oxgang  and  a  half  with  the  appurtenances,  which  formerly  were 
of  Richard  de  Hull,  in  the  town  of  Norton  aforesaid,  for  their  lives, 
paying  annually  twelve  shillings  and  suit  of  court  twice  a  year,  for  all 
secular  services,  saving  forinsec  services  to  the  King.  Witnesses : 
Adam  de  Gootham,  Robert  Selioke,  Adam  Parker,  William  Hervy,  John 
Aleyn.     Vellum:   one  skin  12^x3,  seal  missing. 

298  1352   November  17th,  in  the  26th  year  of  Edward  HI.     Indenture  of 

Lease  (Lat.),  dated  at  Norton,  from  Thomas  de  Chaworth  knight  and 
lord  of  Norton  to  Robert  of  the  Grene,  of  one  oxgang  of  land  etc, 
formerly  in  the  tenure  of  Simon  atte  Grene  in  Norton,  for  one  life  at 
a  yearly  rent,  and  in  consideration  of  suit  at  the  court  of  Norton. 
Witnesses :  Adam  de  Gootham,  Robert  Seliok,  Adam  Parker,  William 
Hervy,  John   Aleyn.     Vellum:   one  skin   11  x  3|,  seal  missing. 

297  (1352)    November   17th,  m  the   26th  year  of   Edward   III.     Indenture 

of  Lease  (Lat.),  dated  at  Norton,  from  Thomas  de  Chaworth  knight  and 
lord  of  Norton  to  Thomas  de  Jordanthorpe,  Alicia  his  wife  and  Thomas 
their  son  of  Norton,  of  one  and  a  half  oxgangs  of  land  etc,  formerly  in  the 
tenure  of  Roger  Payn,  for  three  lives  at  a  yearly  rent  and  in  consideration 


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of  suit  at  the  court  of  Norton.  Witnesses  :  Adam  de  Gootham,  Robert 
Seliok,  Adam  Parker,  William  Hervy,  John  Aleyn.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
10  X  3h,  seal  missing. 

296  (1352)   November  17th,  in  the  26th  year  of  Edward  III.     Indenture  of 

Lease  (Lat.),  dated  at  Norton,  from  Thomas  de  Chaworth  knight  and 
lord  of  Norton  to  Robert  Payn  of  Little  Norton,  Alice  his  wife 
and  Robert  his  son,  of  lands  etc  in  Little  Norton  formerly  in  the  tenure 
of  Roger  de  Hull  (without  making  any  waste  therein),  for  three  lives, 
at  a  yearly  rent  and  in  consideration  of  suit  at  the  court  of  Norton. 
Witnesses  :  Adam  de  Gootham,  Robert  Seliok,  Adam  Parker,  William 
Hervy,  John  Aleyn.     Vellum:   one  skin  11  X  4,  seal  missing. 

317  (1358)   Tuesday  next  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Bartholomew  the  Apostle 

(August  24th),  in  the  32nd  year  of  Edward  IIL  Indenture  of  Lease 
(Norman  French),  dated  at  Medbourne  in  the  county  of  Leicester,  from 
Thomas  de  Chaworth  "  chivaler "  to  John  de  Lounds  of  Tykill  and 
Henry  his  son,  for  the  term  of  their  lives,  of  a  messuage  and  oxgang  of 
land  which  John  Molot  lately  held  by  villein  tenure  in  Norton  near  the 
Abbey  of  Beauchef,  saving  to  the  lessor  and  his  heirs  the  mining  of 
coal,  the  quarrying  of  stone,  the  conveyance  of  them  thence ;  and  the 
right  of  selling  them,  and  the  cutting  and  carrying  away  of  wood  on 
the  land,  at  a  yearly  rent  of  7s  Id  payable  at  the  usual  terms  of  the 
manor,  and  in  consideration  of  doing  suit  at  the  manor  court  twice 
yearly,  of  paying  "lokhennys"  if  any  were  due,  at  the  usual  terms,  and  of 
doing  forinsec  service  at  Tykill,  Chesterfeld  and  elsewhere,  and  of  carting 
at  the  lord's  pleasure.  John  and  Henry  were  to  have  timber  for 
repairing  their  houses  and  underwood  for  fuel.  Witnesses :  Adam  de 
Gotham,  Robert  Seliok,  William  Hervy.  Vellum  :  one  skin  10  X  5i, 
seal  missing.  Notes :  '  lokhennys  "  possibly  means  gift-hens,  a  very 
common  form  of  rent  for  copyhold  and  even  freehold  land.  Lok,  loke 
and  lake  are  variant  forms  of  a  word  bearing  the  meaning  "  gift,"  in 
Old  and  Middle  English  ;    see  Oxford  Dictionary. 

286  (1359)   Thursday  next  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  James  the  Apostle  (July 

25th),  in  the  33rd  year  of  Edward  III.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at 
Alwaston,  confirming  a  grant  from  Anker  Frechville  lord  of  Staveley 
to  Sir  Geoffrey  de  Staunton  knight,  William  de  Wakebrygge  and  William 
de  Staynton  (sic),  of  the  manors  of  Alwaston  and  Parkhalle.  Witnesses  : 
Robert  Fraunceys,  Robert  Sanzcheverell,  John  Parker,  Geoffrey  atte 
Brygge,  John  Spenser  of  Alwaston.  Vellum  :  one  skin  10  x  4,  seal 
missing.  Notes:  Alvaston  three  miles  S.E.  of  Derby,  seems  to  be 
meant  here. 


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836  (1367)  Friday  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  George  (April  23rd),  in  the  41st 

year  of  Edward  III.  Indenture  of  Lease  (Lat.),  dated  at  Norton, 
from  William  de  Chaworth  lord  of  Norton  to  Thomas  de  Jordanthorpe, 
Agnes  his  wife  .  .  .  ,  of  a  messuage  with  lands  and  appurtenances, 
formerly  in  the  tenure  of  Roger  Payn,  for  the  term  of  their  lives,  at  a 
yearly  rent  of  10s  and  two  suits  at  the  Great  Court  of  Norton.  The  lord 
granted  sufficient  timber  for  the  erection  of  a  house,  with  '  howsbote 
and  haybote,"  and  reserved  to  himself  the  right  of  digging  coal  and  stone 
and  cutting  wood  on  the  land.  Velium  :  one  skin  122X4,  small  Chaworth 
seal  in  yellow  wax.  Notes  :  the  lease  seems  to  have  been  originally  for 
three  lives,  probably  including  a  son  of  the  lessees,  but  the  name  has 
been  obliterated  throughout  the  deed. 

841  (1367)  August  1st,  in  the  41st  year  of  Edward  III.     Release   and   Quit 

Claim  (Lat.),  dated  at  Medborne  (co  Leicester),  from  Richard  son  and 
heir  of  Rose  Gardenere  of  Heyriddings  to  Thomas  Chaworth  knight,  of 
all  her  right  and  claim  in  all  lands  and  tenements  rents  and  services,  etc, 
which  formerly  were  of  the  said  Rose  his  mother,  in  Heyriddings  and 
Norton  co  Derby.  Witnesses :  John  Boyuill  and  Hugh  Lovel  knights, 
John  Hokby  of  Holte,  John  of  Holte.  Vellum  :  one  skin,  badly  torn, 
10  X  7,  seal  missing. 

254  (1372)  Monday  next  before  the  Feast  of  the  Nativity  of  the  Blessed  Mary 

(8th  September),  in  the  46th  year  of  Edward  III.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated 
at  Beyghton,  confirming  a  grant  from  William  Furneux  son  of  Roger 
Furneux  of  Beyghton  chaplain  to  John  Furneux  his  brother  and  the  heirs 
of  his  body,  of  all  that  tenement  with  the  appurtenances  in  the  town  of 
Beyghton,  which  after  the  death  of  the  said  Roger  descended  to  the 
feoffor.  Witnesses  :  Ralph  son  of  William,  William  Warde,  Robert  de 
Peek,  Stephen  Baset,  John  son  of  Richard  Maysoun,  Robert  Elot. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  llhx  3i,  seal  missing. 

268  (1375)  in  the  Feast  of  Saint  Michael  (29th  September),  in  the  49th  year 

of  Edward  III.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Wygley,  confirming  a  grant 
from  William  Horseley  and  Roger  Fraunses  chaplain  to  Roger  de  Wygley 
son  of  John  de  Wygley  and  Joan  daughter  of  William  de  Lynacre,  of 
their  oxgang  with  its  appurtenances,  which  they  had  of  the  gift  and 
feoffment  of  the  said  Roger,  for  the  lives  of  the  said  Roger  and  Joan 
and  the  life  of  the  survivor,  and  after  the  death  of  the  said  Roger  and  Joan, 
with  remainder  to  Roger  their  son  and  the  heirs  of  his  body,  and  on  the 
death  of  Roger  without  issue,  with  remainder  to  John  his  brother  and  the 
heirs  of  his  body  etc.     Witnesses :  William  de  Mansefeld,  Robert  Cause, 


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William  Darley,  \\'illiaiTi  Lynacre,  Robert  Wygley,  Thomas  Callal, 
Thomas  del  Assch.  Vellum  :  one  skin  10  X  4,  two  seals  in  good  condition, 
probably  not  armorial. 

839  (1375)  October  7th,  in  the  49th  year  of  Edward  III.  Charter  (Lat.), 
dated  at  Saint  Botulph's  (Boston),  confirming  a  delivery  (liberavimus  et 
confirmavimus)  from  William  de  Spaygneof  Saint  Botulph's,  Margaret  his 
wife  and  Thomas  Claymond  of  Hole  to  William  de  Chaworth  son  of 
Thomas  de  Chaworth  knight,  the  heirs  of  his  body  and  his  right  heirs,  of 
the  manor  of  Norton  co  Derby  with  appurtenances,  which  they  had 
recently  acquired  of  the  said  William  by  grant  and  feoffment.  Witnesses: 
Andrew  Luterell,  Gervase  de  Clifton,  Robert  de  Clifton  his  son,  Averard 
Sully,  Sampson  de  Stralley  knights.  Vellum:  one  skui  11  X  9,  fine 
armorial  seal  bearing  a  fess  dancette  between  three  lions'  heads,  with 
"  sigillum  Willelmi  de  Spaygne"  in  border.  Notes  :  William  de  Spaygne 
is  described  "de  sancto  Botho,"  which  may  be  a  contraction  for  de  Sancto 
Bothulpho  or  Botulpho,  probably  Boston  in  Lincolnshire. 

840  (1375)  October  7th,  in  the  49th  year  of  Edward  III.  Letter  of  Attorney 
(Lat.),  dated  at  Saint  Botulph's  (Boston),  from  William  de  Spaygne  of 
Saint  Botulph's,  Margaret  his  wife  and  Thomas  Claymond  of  Hole  to 
Sir  Henry  de  Bubbenell  vicar  of  the  church  of  Norton  co  Derby  and 
Sir  William  Carbonell  chaplain,  to  deliver  seisin  to  William  de  Chaworth 
son  of  Thomas  de  Chaworth  knight,  of  the  manor  of  Norton,  which  they 
had  previously  acquired  from  the  same  William  by  gift  and  feoffment. 
Vellum:  one  skin  11  x  4^,  fine  armorial  seal,  a  fess  dancette  between 
three  lions'  heads,  "  sigillum  Willelmi  de  Spaygne  "  in  border. 

291  and  292  (1377)  Feast  of  Saint  Mark  (April  25th),  in  the  51st  year  of  Edward  III. 
Charter  (Lat.)  in  duplicate,  dated  at  Norton,  confirming  a  grant 
from  William  de  Chaworth  to  Richard  de  Jordanthorp  and  Joan  his 
wife  and  their  heirs,  of  one  half  oxgang  of  land  and  one  messuage  etc 
in  Jordanthorp  formerly  in  the  tenure  of  the  father  of  Richard,  at  a 
rent  of  4s  payable  half  yearly  in  lieu  of  all  services,  except  suit  of  court  at 
the  two  Great  Courts  of  Norton.  Saving  to  the  lord  the  minerals,  except 
that  Richard  and  his  heirs  might  take  sea-coal  for  fuel  if  there  were  any  on 
the  land.  Witnesses  :  William  Seliock,  Adam  Parker,  Thomas  Parker, 
Robert  Alayn.  Vellum  :  one  skin  84  X  4,  seal  missing.  Notes:  numbers 
291  and  292  are  duplicate  indented  deeds,  originally  engrossed  on  one 
sheet  of  parchment. 

238  (1381)     Friday    next    after    the     Feast    of    Saint    Leonard    the    abbot 

(6th  November),  in  the  5th  year  of  Richard  II.  Indenture  of 
Lease  (Lat.),  dated  at  Norton,  from  William  Chaworth  lord  of  Norton 


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to  William  de  Barkhous,  Marjory  his  wife  and  Robert  their  son, 
of  a  messuage,  land  and  meadow,  with  all  woods  and  other  advantages 
etc,  except  mines ;  which  John  Attewode  formerly  held  in  Le  Wodsettes 
in  the  parish  of  Norton,  for  their  joint  lives  and  the  life  of  the 
survivor  of  them,  at  a  rent  of  thirteen  shillings  and  four  pence,  payable 
half  yearly ;  and  two  suits  at  the  Great  Court  held  at  Norton,  for  all 
secular  services  and  demands.     Vellum  :  one  skin  8i  x  4,  seal  missing. 

(1381)  Friday  next  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Leonard  Abbot  and  Confessor 
(6th  November),  in  the  5th  year  of  Richard  II.  Indenture  of  Lease 
(Lat.),  dated  at  Norton,  from  William  Chaworth  lord  of  Norton  to 
William  de  Barkhous,  Marjorie  his  wife  and  Robert  their  son,  for 
their  lives  or  the  lives  of  any  of  them,  of  a  messuage,  lands  and  meadows, 
with  all  woods  and  other  benefits  and  appurtenances,  except  mines, 
which  formerly  John  atte  Wode  held  in  the  Wodsettes  in  the  parish  of 
Norton,  at  a  rent  of  thirteen  shillings  and  fourpence  a  year,  payable  half 
yearly ;  and  two  suits  at  the  two  Great  Courts  held  at  Norton,  for  all 
secular  services  and  demands.    Vellum  :  one  skin  9  X  4^,  seal  much  broken. 

(1386)  Monday  next  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  John  the  Baptist  (24th  June), 
in  the  10th  year  of  Richard  II.  Release  and  Quit  Claim  (Lat.),  dated 
at  London,  by  William  Furneux  clerk,  son  and  heir  of  Roger  Furneux,  to 
Sir  William  Furneux  rector  of  the  church  of  Saint  Peter  of  Sandewic  and 
John  Furneux  brothers  of  the  releasor,  of  all  right  and  claim  in  lands  and 
tenements,  rents  and  services  with  the  appurtenances,  which  descended 
to  the  releasor  after  the  decease  of  the  said  Roger  Furneux  his  father,  in 
the  town  and  territory  of  Beighton  and  elsewhere  in  the  county  of  Derby. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  12  X  4i,  seal  broken. 

(1387)  the  Feast  of  Saint  Michael,  in  the  11th  year  of  Richard  II  ;  also 
(1408)  in  the  same  feast,  in  the  9th  year  of  Henry  IV  ;  also  (1544-5)  in 
the  36th  year  of  Henry  VIII.  Extracts  from  a  Computus  Roll  (Lat.)  of 
herbage  rents,  in  the  district  of  the  High  Peak  co  Derby ;  in  which 
the  following  names  occur,  namely ;  Grenefeyerfeld,  Maynstofeld  and 
Maynstonfeld,  Tyddyswell  and  Tyddiswall,  .  .  .  ,  Whytesyde,  Schelffe 
(?  Tibshelf),  Wylliam  Hulme,  Combys,  Boghtts  Edges  (?),  Tarden, 
Hareldehalstyd,  Callowe,  Ralph  .  .  .  ,  Wormehyll,  Feyerfeld,  Wyttesyde, 
Boghtts  Eddges,  Castelton.  Vellum :  one  skin  of  irregular  shape, 
approximately  7X12.  Notes  :  these  extracts  relate  to  herbage  only,  and 
appear  to  have  been  taken  from  a  rent  roll  containing  other  rents  ;  the 
several  extracts  relate  to  dates  several  years  apart.  The  writing  is 
difficult,  owing  to  the  fact  that  at  some  comparatively  late  date  the 
original  writing  has  been  unskilfully  inked  over,  doubtless  with  the  object 
of  preserving  it. 


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250  (1389-90)   Sunday  next  after  the   Feast  of  Saint  Scolastica  the  Virgin 

(10th  February),  in  the  13th  year  of  Richard  II.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated 
at  Staveley,  confirming  a  grant  from  Robert  Daweson  of  Appelknolle  to 
William  Hunt  of  Staveley  and  Alice  his  wife,  of  a  messuage  and  a  garden 
lying  between  tenements  of  Robert  de  Norton  on  both  sides,  which 
descended  to  the  grantor,  after  the  death  of  Cecilia  his  mother,  with  all  its 
appurtenances,  in  Staveley.  Witnesses  :  Anker  Frecheville,  Robert  de 
Norton,  Anker  de  Brimyngton,  Adam  Lyly,  John  de  Brimyngton. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  lOj  x  3. 

265  (1397-8)  January   14th,  in  the  21st  year  of  Richard  II.     Indenture  of 

Lease  (Lat.),  dated  at  Norton,  from  William  de  Chaworth  lord  of  Norton 
to  John  BuUoc  and  Agnes  his  wife,  and  their  heirs  male,  of  a  messuage 
with  the  lands,  meadows,  pastures  and  all  appurtenances  there,  to  wit, 
which  Thomas  de  Jurdanthorp  formerly  held  ;  at  a  rent  of  twelve  shillings 
half  yearly,  with  covenants  as  to  repairs  of  the  said  messuage.  Vellum  : 
one  skin  12X5^,  a  beautiful  seal  of  bright  red  wax  bears  the  arms  of 
Chaworth. 

838  (1399-1400)  on  the  morrow  of  the  Feast  of  Saint  Gregory  Pope  (March 

12th),  in  the  .  .  .  year  of  King  Henry  .  .  .  Indenture  of  Lease 
(Lat.),  dated  at  Norton,  from  Thomas  de  Chaworth  lord  of  Norton  to 
William  Shemyld,  of  the  site  of  the  manor  of  Norton,  which  Robert  de 
Grangia  then  lately  held,  excepting  .  .  .  Cokhagh,  a  plot  of  land  in  the 
tenure  of  John  Lord,  wards,  marriages,  reliefs  and  other  dues  from  free 
and  "  native  "  tenants,  for  a  term  of  thirty  years,  in  consideration  of  an 
annual  rent  of  56s  8d  and  suit  of  court.  The  lessor  reserved  to  himself 
the  right  of  breaking  down  old  houses  and  of  carrying  them  away  and 
selling  them,  while  the  lessee  agreed  to  keep  the  buildings,  closes  and 
garden  fences  in  repair  with  timber  supplied  by  the  lessor,  and  not  to  cut 
down  trees,  underwood  or  branches  except  for  the  above  purpose  or  for 
fuel  in  his  hospice.  Fuel  required  for  baking  or  brewing  was  to  be  the 
subject  of  a  special  arrangement.  The  lessor  was  to  have  free  ingress 
into  the  woods  for  charcoal  burning,  and  the  lessee  was  to  make  no  waste 
in  the  "  spryng  "  of  the  wood  for  the  next  three  or  four  years  after  such 
burning.  The  latter  also  agreed  to  root  up  the  weeds  and  "  brymbles  "  in 
the  fields.  Vellum:  one  skin  14x8,  seal  missing.  Notes:  a  certain 
Fox  was  also  a  party  to  the  indenture,  but  his  interest  in  the  lease  is  not 
explained.  A  "  native  "  was  a  villein  or  bondman.  The  deed  is  full  of 
holes  and  in  bad  condition. 

245  (1400)  June  21st,  in  the  1st  year  of  Henry  IV.     Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at 

Beighton,  confirming  a  grant  from  John   son  of   Roger  de   Beighton  to 
William  Ward  of  Witston  (?  Whiston)  and  Agnes   his   wife,   daughter 


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of  the  said  John,  and  the  heirs  of  their  body  legally  begotten,  of  all  his 
lands  and  tenements  with  rents  and  services  and  all  appurtenances,  in  the 
town  and  fields  of  Beighton  ;  except  two  messuages  and  six  acres  and  one 
rood  of  land  and  two  acres  of  pasture,  which  by  a  former  charter  he  gave 
to  John  his  son,  in  the  town  and  fields  of  Beighton.  Witnesses  :  William 
de  Manton,  John  de  Kyrke,  John  Wyot,  John  Bibe,  William  son  of  Ralph. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  9^  X  4i,  seal  of  yellow  wax  in  good  condition. 

242  (1400)  in  the  Feast  of  Saint  Georgius  (?)  Martyr  (23rd  April),  in  the  1st 

year  of  Henry  IV.  Indenture  of  Lease  (Lat.),  dated  at  Staveley,  from 
William  de  Ulgathorpe  and  Thomas  de  Segrave  of  S  ...  to 
William  Tornour  of  Wodthorpe  near  Staveley,  of  a  messuage  in  Staveley 
Wodthorpe  called  Bastard  Place,  with  all  its  appurtenances ;  including 
housebote  and  haybote,  for  a  term  of  thirty  years,  at  a  rent  of  nine 
shillings,  payable  half  yearly.  Witnesses  :  Ralph  Kachehors  of  Staveley, 
Thomas  de  Wod,  Thomas  Bertrem  of  the  same  (sic).  Vellum  :  one  skin 
11X3,  seal  broken.  Notes  :  endorsed  in  a  hand  of  later  date  is  "  Lease 
of  Bastard  Place  in  Staveley  Wodthorp  to  William  Turnor  for  30  years 
1  H  4." 

236  Undated,  probably   early   15th  century.      Charter   (Lat.)   confirming  a 

grant  in  frankalmoign  from  Henry  de  Meltone  of  Alwaston  (Alvaston,  co 
Derby)  to  the  abbot  of  Dale  (Dale  Abbey  near  Alvaston)  and  the  convent 
of  that  place  and  their  successors,  of  an  acre  of  meadow,  near  the  meadow 
of  Sir  Ralph  Frechvyle,  and  abutting  on  the  Dokkesyche ;  which  said 
acre  was  the  gift  of  Margarete  widow  of  William  Wyldy  of  Alwaston. 
Witnesses  :  John  "  in  the  lane  "  in  Alwaston,  John  Penneson,  William 
Tyrry  of  the  same  (sic),  Robert  Tayliour,  William  Stiel  of  the  same  (sic), 
Robert  Westryne  of  the  same  (sic).  Vellum  :  one  skin  9x4,  seal 
missing. 

264  (1407)   September  6th,  in  the  8th  year  of   Henry    IV.     Indenture    of 

Lease  (Lat.),  dated  at  Norton,  from  Thomas  Chaworth  knight  to  John 
son  of  John  Smyth  of  Darnall,  of  all  that  tenement  called  Herdyngfeld, 
with  the  herbage  of  Roohagh,  lands,  meadow-ground,  meadows  and 
pastures  to  the  said  tenement  belonging  or  appertaining  within  the  lordship 
of  Norton,  which  Robert  Alayn  formerly  held,  for  the  life  of  the  said  John 
Smyth  and  Joan  his  wife  and  John  their  son,  and  the  longest  liver  of 
them  ;  at  a  rent  of  twelve  shillings  a  year  for  the  first  twelve  years,  and 
afterwards  at  thirteen  shillings  and  fourpence  a  year ;  also  making  two 
attendances  at  the  two  Great  Courts  held  at  Norton  each  year,  the  lessees 
making  alterations  and  additions  to  the  house,  which  are  fully  stated. 
Vellum:   one  skin   11X9,  seal   broken  and  obscure.     Notes:  this  is  a 


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lengthy  document,  and  contains  much  interesting  information  as  to  the 
building  of  the  house  and  outbuildings,  the  cutting  of  timber,  the  burning 
of  charcoal,  and  the  protection  of  young  plants. 


(1412),  the  morrow  of  the  Annunciation  of  the  Blessed  Mary  the  Virgin 
(25th  March),  in  the  13th  year  of  Henry  IV.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at 
Chestrefeld,  confirming  a  grant  from  Thomas  Chaworth  knight  to  Thomas 
de  Barley  chaplain  and  William  Hyblyn  chaplain,  of  two  messuages  lying 
together  in  the  new  market  of  Chestrefeld,  between  tenements  formerly 
of  Hugh  le  Drapier  on  the  east  and  John  Laverok  on  the  west. 
Witnesses:  Thurstan  del  Bowre,  Robert  de  Barley,  Thomas  Baret, 
William  Marschall,  William  Laverok.  Vellum:  one  skin  10X6^,  seal 
broken,  shows  the  arms  of  Chaworth  quarterly,  1st  and  4th  two  chevrons 
for  Chaworth;  2nd  and  3rd  what  appears  to  be,  seme  of  cinquefoils,  a  small 
escutcheon  of  pretence. 


261  (1418)  the  Feast  of  the  Nativity  of  our  Lord  (25th  December),  in  the 

6th  year  of  Henry  V.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Norton,  confirming  a 
grant  from  William  Hudson  and  John  Coventre  chaplain  to  John  de 
Somerless,  Richard  Cartlaghe  and  John  son  of  the  same  Richard,  of  a 
messuage  with  all  lands,  meadows  and  pastures,  and  with  all  other  its 
appurtenances,  which  were  then  lately  had  of  the  gift  and  feoffment  of 
John  Bate  of  Norton,  in  Norton.  Witnesses:  John  BuUok,  John  Parkar, 
John  Hasulbache,  Richard  Seliok,  William  Shenyld  (?  Shemyld).  Vellum : 
one  skin  10^  x  4,  two  seals  of  red  wax  in  good  condition. 


651  (1421)  Monday  next  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Martin  (November  11th),  in 

the  9th  year  of  Henry  V.  Indenture  of  Lease  (Lat.),  dated  at  Norton, 
by  William  KynwoUmerssh  clerk,  William  Babyngton,  Peter  de  la  Pole 
and  William  Ulgarthorp  to  John  BuUok  of  Norton,  of  the  manor  of 
Norton  with  demesne  lands  and  rents  of  various  lands  which  Robert  de 
Grangia  then  lately  held,  excepting  Rohagh,  Cokhagh  and  a  piece  of  land 
in  the  tenure  of  John  Lord,  for  the  term  of  sixty  years,  at  a  yearly  rent  of 
56s  8d;  and  in  consideration  of  doing  suit  at  the  courts  of  the  lessors,  and 
on  condition  that  John  Bullok  should  not  assign  his  lease,  except  to 
Thomas  Bullok  his  father,  Agnes  his  wife,  John,  Thomas  and  Alice,  his 
children  by  Agnes.  Vellum:  one  skin  10^X6,  seal  missing.  Notes: 
compare  number  658.  The  lease  contains  interesting  details  about  the 
repair  of  hedges,  the  right  of  using  thorns,  underwood  and  windfalls,  the 
repair  of  the  buildings,  the  clearing  away  of  brambles,  charcoal  burning, 
rights  of  timber  and  "  sclatestones." 


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(1422)  Monday  next  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Andrew  the  Apostle  (Nov- 
ember 30th),  in  the  1st  year  of  Henry  VI.  Confirmation  (Lat.)  by 
Thomas  Chaworth  knight  of  a  lease  made  by  William  Kynwolmersch 
clerk,  William  Babyngton,  Peter  de  la  Pole  and  William  Usgarthorpp 
(recently  enfeoffed  by  Thomas  Chaworth  with  the  undermentioned  manor, 
by  a  tripartite  writing,  for  the  purpose  of  carrying  out  his  dispositions)  to 
John  Bollok  of  Norton,  of  all  the  manor  of  Norton  (with  the  exception  of 
Rohagh,  Cokhagh,  land  then  in  the  tenure  of  John  Lorde,  wards,  marriages, 
fines,  reliefs,  escheats,  homages,  rents  of  assize,  and  amercements  of 
court  upon  natives  and  villeins)  for  a  period  of  sixty  years.  Veilum:  one 
skin  13  X  6i,  seal  missing.     Notes:  compare  number  651. 

(1453)  July  11th,  in  the  31st  year  of  Henry  VI.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at 
Norton,  confirming  a  grant  from  Thomas  Chaworth  knight  and  lord  of 
Norton  to  Thomas  Bullok  of  Jorthanthorpe  in  the  county  of  Derby,  of 
one  messuage  with  lands  etc  in  Jordanthorpe  (sic),  in  consideration  of  a 
yearly  rent  of  2s  and  suit  at  the  court  of  the  manor  of  Norton.  Witnesses: 
William  Depyng  alias  Cooke,  Richard  Croslond,  Adam  Gill,  William 
Mawer,  Richard  White.  Vellum:  one  skin  10^X44,  seal  badly  broken 
but  shows  the  chevrons  of  Chaworth. 

146l(-2)  January  25th,  in  the  1st  year  of  Edward  IV.  Indenture  of 
Grant  (Engl.)  from  William  Chaworth  knight  and  lord  of  Norton  beside 
Beauchief  to  John  Cotes  and  John  Parker,  of  all  the  woode  grovyng  in 
Rowhawe,  Gilleclose,  herdyng  wood,  Whistenhalker,  Jacfeld,  Colynfeld, 
and  Whitefeld,"  in  the  lordship  of  Norton;  "To  have  occupye  fell  downe 
cole  and  carye  the  said  Woddes  with  entre  and  issue,  chase  and  rechase, 
fre  at  all  tymes"  for  four  years,  for  the  sum  of  20  marks  paid  beforehand, 
saving  to  the  lord  "sufficiaunt  Wayvers  after  the  custom  of  the  centre." 
Vellum:  one  skin  9  X  4i,  seal  missing.  Notes:  in  the  warranty  clause 
"cole"  is  written   'coole." 

(1467)  April  24th,  in  the  7th  year  of  Edward  IV.  Surrender  and 
Admittance  (Lat.),  extracted  from  the  court  rolls  of  the  manor  of  Norton 
(co  Derby),  relating  to  a  Great  Court  held  on  the  above  date,  before  Thomas 
Chaworth  knight,  lord  of  the  said  manor,  when  came  John  Wodehous  and 
surrendered  into  the  hands  of  the  lord,  a  croft  called  Cokhagh  which  he 
held  of  the  lord,  at  Norton,  for  a  term  of  twenty  years,  to  the  use  of 
William  Blyth  of  Norton;  whereupon  the  said  William  Blyth  came  and 
took  of  the  lord  the  said  croft,  to  hold  to  him  and  his  assigns  from  that 
date,  to  the  end  of  a  term  of  forty  two  years  then  next  ensuing  and  fully 
to  be  completed;  paying  meanwhile  to  the  lord  annually  twenty  pence,  at 


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the  times  usual  there;  and  the  said  William  was  admitted  tenant  and  he 
paid  to  the  lord  a  fine,  to  the  clerk  a  penny  and  to  the  beadle  a  penny. 
Vellum:  one  skin  10X2*. 

260  (1488)  Wednesday  next  before  the  Feast  of  Saint  George  (23rd  April),  in 

the  3rd  year  of  Henry  VII.  Lease  Indented  (Lat.),  dated  at  Norton, 
from  master  Urmon  esquire  lord  of  Norton  and  Joan  his  wife  to  John 
Stevenson  of  Little  Norton,  of  a  messuage  and  an  oxgang  to  the  same 
messuage  appertaining,  lying  in  the  town  and  fields  of  Norton,  then  late  in 
the  tenure  of  William,  father  of  the  said  John,  for  the  term  of  sixty  years, 
at  a  rent  of  eight  pence,  with  housebote  and  haybote,  the  said  Sir  John 
keeping  ihe  messuage  in  repair.  Witnesses:  John  Koke,  William  Parkar, 
John  Parker,  .  .  .  Norton,  Thomas  Ph  .  .  .  et  of  Coldaston,  James  Bullok 
of  the  parish  of  Norton.  Vellum:  one  skin  10X5,  seal  missing.  Notes: 
Joan  wife  of  John  Ormond  was  the  heiress  of  Chaworth  and  both  she  and 
her  husband  were  buried  at  Alfreton  parish  church.  See  Lyson's 
"  Magna  Britannia,"  Derbyshire,  p  4. 

285  (1501-2)  March  16th,  in  the  16th  year  of  Henry  VII.    Bond  (Lat.  and  Engl.) 

of  John  Ormond  of  Alferton  (Alfreton)  co  Derby  esquire  in  ^20  to  Richard 
Bullok,  to  abide  by  the  arbitration  of  George  Erie  of  Shrouesbury,  with 
regard  to  a  messuage  and  two  oxgangs  of  land  etc  in  Jordanthorp  in  the 
lordship  of  Norton.  Vellum:  one  skin  11|X5,  seal  badly  broken  and 
obscure. 

276  (1506)  November  20th,  in  the  22nd  year  of  Henry  VII.     Charter  (Lat.), 

dated  at  Woodthorpe,  confirming  a  grant  from  Thomas  Parker  son  of 
Robert  Parker  late  of  Ryley  to  Ralph  Frechewell  of  Brymyngton,  of 
lands  and  tenements  in  the  lordship  of  Staley,  then  in  the  tenure  of 
Richard  Rodez;  with  power  of  attorney  to  Robert  Rodez,  John  Marten 
and  Thomas  Robyn  to  deliver  seisin.  Witnesses:  Thomas  Foliambe, 
Nicholas  Walshe,  Richard  Rodez.     Vellum:  one  skin  12X6,  seal  missing. 

457  (1507)   December  7th,  in  the  23rd  year  of  Henry  VII.     Indenture  of 

Lease  (Engl.)  from  "Thomas  Dynham  and  Jane  his  WyfT,  Antony 
Babyngton,  William  Meryng,  and  Anne  his  wyff"  to  John  Selyok  of 
Hasilbarowe  of  "a  Syte  of  a  Smethe  place  to  bylde  an  Irnesmethe  both 
blome  berth  and  strynge  berth  "  in  a  close  belonging  to  the  lessors  called 
Smethefeld,  then  in  the  tenure  of  Hugh  White,  and  lying  in  the  lordship 
of  Norton,  for  a  term  of  thirty  years,  at  a  yearly  rent  of  16d  payable  to 
the  lessors,  and  to  the  heirs  of  Jane,  Anne,  and  Elizabeth,  late  wife  of 
Antony  Babyngton,  with  2s  yearly  to  Hugh  White;  also  of  the  "Course 


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of  the  Water  called  Mossebek  to  turne  to  the  said  Smethes"  at  a  yearly 
rent  of  2s,  Sigfned :  William  Selyok  in  the  name  of  John  Selyok. 
Vellum:   one  skin   Hi  X  11^,  seal  missing. 

(1514)  April  22nd,  in  the  6th  year  of  Henry  VIII.     Deed  of  Covenant 

(Engl.)  between  Thomas  Dynham,  Jane  his  wife,  Antony  Babington 
and  Anne  Meryng  of  the  1st  part,  Richard  Pyndar,  Elizabeth  his  wife  and 
Thomas  Stephenson  of  the  2nd  part  and  John  Stephenson  and  Margere  his 
wife  of  the  3rd  part,  as  to  the  occupation  of  "a  tak"  in  little  Norton. 
Vellum:  14x52,  five  seals  all  broken.  Notes:  there  is  a  reference  to 
Thomas,  son  of  the  said  Elizabeth  Pyndar. 

(1516)  June  1st,  in  the  8th  year  of  Henry  VHI.  Bond  (Lat.  and  Engl.) 
from  John  Bright  gentleman,  one  of  the  Grooms  of  the  Chamber  of  the 
Queen,  to  Godfrey  Foljambe  of  Walton  co  Derby  esquire  in  £^0,  to 
perform  covenants  contained  in  two  indentures  of  even  date  between  John 
and  Anne  his  wife,  one  of  the  daughters  and  heiresses  of  John  RouUesIey 
and  the  above  Godfrey.     Vellum:  one  skin,  portion  of  a  seal  in  black  wax. 

(1535)  June  18th,  in  the  27th  year  of  Henry  VHI.  Special  Licence  by 
Letters  Patent  (Lat.),  in  consideration  of  £3  13s  4d  paid  into  the 
Hanaper  to  Francis  Leke  knight,  to  grant  the  manor  of  Staveley,  with  10 
messuages,  10  tofts,  10  cottages,  2  dovecots,  10  gardens,  200  acres  of  land, 
40  acres  of  meadows,  100  acres  of  pasture,  10  acres  of  wood,  100  acres  of 
moor,  100  acres  of  marsh  and  40s  rents,  in  Staveley,  Staveley  Netherthorpe 
and  Barley,  and  half  the  rectory  of  Staveley,  all  held  in  chief,  to 
Peter  Frechevyle  knight  and  Elizabeth,  his  wife.  Signed  le  Southwell. 
Vellum:  one  skin  14X6J,  seal  missing. 

(1535-6)  the  Feast  of  the  Purification  of  the  Blessed  Virgin  Mary 
(February  2nd),  in  the  27th  year  of  Henry  VHI.  Indenture  of  Lease 
(Engl.)  from  John  Machon  son  and  heir  of  Roger  Machon  to  John 
Holland  of  the  Dovehouse  tanner,  of  a  close  called  Byrkynfeld  for  four 
years,  at  a  rent  of  5s  payable  half  yearly.  Witnesses:  Roger  Rylles 
father-in-law  of  John  Machon,  Nicholas  Haukyshurste,  Sir  Edward  Pyer 
prest."     Vellum:  one  skin  lO^x  3i,  small  seal  of  red  wax  is  obscure. 

(1551-2)  March  11th,  in  the  sixth  year  of  Edward  VI.     Letters  Patent 

(Lat.)  under  the  Great  Seal,  recording  the  appointment,  by  advice  of  Sir 
Richard  Sakevile,  Chancellor  of  the  Court  of  Augmentations  and  Crown 
Revenues,  of  John  Bullocke  as  bailiff  and  collector  of  the  rents  and 
revenues  of  all  the  manors,  messuages,  etc  in  the  county  of  Derby,  of  the 
then  lately  dissolved  monastery  of  Beauchyff,  in  succession  to  Thomas 
Leke  late  bailiff",  with  a  fee  of  60s  per  annum  for  life.  Vellum:  one  skin 
13X7,  large  seal  in  brown  wax,  four  inches  in  diameter. 


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630  1557    October    1st,    in    the    4th    and    5th    years   of    Phillip   and    Mary. 

Indenture  of  Marriage  Settlement  (Engl.)  between  Sir  William  West 
knight  of  London  and  Margaret  Collyn  of  Brokeshed  co  Essex  widow; 
whereby,  after  reciting  an  intended  marriage  between  Edmond  West 
esquire  son  of  the  said  Sir  William  with  Joan  Collyn  daughter  and  heir 
apparent  of  the  said  Margaret,  it  was  agreed  that  Sir  William  should 
make  a  good  and  sufficient  estate  in  fee  simple  unto  Robert  Hyrst  of 
Sabrycheworth  co  Hert  gentleman  and  Richard  Barnerd  of  Highester  co 
Essex  yeoman,  of  and  in  all  that  house  and  site  of  the  then  late  dissolved 
monastery  of  Darley  co  Derby,  with  buildings  and  lands  fully  described; 
in  the  description  of  which  the  following  names  of  persons  and  places 
occur;  namely,  St  Alkemund  of  Derby,  Wheate  Flatte,  Donstonloweflatte, 
Myddell  Flatt,  Croweflatt,  Abbottes  Flatt,  Myddell  Gryff,  Far  Gryff, 
Wareflatt,  Washeflatt,  Cleypytts,  Intake,  Oilers,  Wasshe,  Parke  Leas, 
Oxe  Pasture,  Kyngesmedowe,  Lytell  Ayer,  Mackworthe,  Crowe  Medowe, 
Caarles  Medowe,  Robert  Sacheverell  gentleman,  William  Blythe  gentle- 
man, Robert  More,  Thomas  Cainme,  .  .  .  More,  Thomas  Bullock,  John 
Bullock  bellowemaker,  Thomas  Barton,  John  Bullock,  John  Townesend, 
Olyver  Cooke,  Richard  Morton,  John  Bullock  of  the  grene,  Hamlet  of 
Grenehyll,  Norton,  Abbey  of  Bello  Capite  otherwise  BeauchiefF,  Sir 
Nicholas  Strelley  knight,  John  Calton,  Thomas  Northe,  Thomas  Cooke, 
William  Assheley,  Thomas  Holme,  Bradweys,  Godfrye  Folgeambe, 
Katherine  Blythe,  John  Barton,  John  Hobson,  Robert  Blythe,  John 
Grenewood,  William  Hall,  Thomas  Parker,  Henry  Parker,  W^oodceytes, 
Lytell  Lees,  Lytell  Norton,  Byrchett.  The  settled  estate  was  to  produce 
not  less  than  one  hundred  marks,  over  and  above  all  yearly  outgoings;  and 
it  was  to  continue  of  that  clear  yearly  value  during  all  the  life  of  the  said 
Joan,  she  taking  the  whole  income  for  life.  Covenant  by  the  said 
Margaret  Collyn  that  after  the  marriage  she  should  give  unto  the  said 
Edmond  West  and  Joan  his  wife  and  to  a  "mayd  servannte  and  a 
man  servant  of  the  said  Edmond,  sufficient  meat,  drink,  lodging,  and 
horsemeat;  and  room  for  their  geldings  and  horses,  where  the  said 
Margaret  Uved"  etc.  Vellum:  one  skin  11  x  18,  seal  missing.  Notes:  as 
there  was  only  one  seal,  another  part  was  evidently  executed. 

645  1558  July  29th,  in  the  5th  and  6th  years  of  Phillip  and  Mary.    Indenture 

of  Bargain  and  5ale  (Engl.)  between  Robert  Parker  of  Chesterfield  co 
Derby  gentleman  and  Richard  Edmonson  otherwise  called  Jonson  of  the 
same  town  "bocher";  whereby  a  messuage  in  Saltergate,  called  Lychers 
Hall,  with  a  gardensted  and  other  houses  in  Chesterfield,  and  a  close  at 
Stongravell,  within  the  fee  of  Newbold  all  in  the  said  county  of  Derby, 
and  then  in  the  tenure  of  the  said  Richard  Edmonson  otherwise  Jonson, 
were  granted  to  the  use  of  the  said   Richard   Edmonson   his  heirs  and 


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assigns  for  ever.  The  covenants  for  title  and  provisos  are  lengthy. 
Witnesses:  Raff  Lecke  esquire,  John  Bushe,  John  Towrowe,  Raff 
Edmonson,  Wyllm  Haslam,  Henry  Parker,  Margery  Hetcott  (?),  Thomas 
Hethcot,  Wyllm  Hethcot,  John  Hill,  Thomas  Menwood.  Vellum: 
25  X  20,  seal  missing. 

(1558-9)  March  14th,  in  the  1st  year  of  Elizabeth.  Deed  (Lat.)  confirming 
a  grant  from  John  Moore  of  Ekyngton  co  Derby  yeoman  to  Elen  Moore 
his  daughter,  of  a  capital  messuage  with  all  appurtenances  called  le 
Caldewell,"  situate  in  Ekington  (sic),  then  or  lately  in  the  tenure  of  John 
Moore,  which  grant  was  to  take  effect  after  the  death  of  the  grantor. 
Witnesses:  Richard  Sittwell,  William  Hill,  Henry  Moore.  Endorsed 
"The  which  Elen  Moor  was  mariede  unto  Willm  Lee  sone  and  here  of 
Willm  Lee  of  Charnok  Hall  in  the  saide  yere."  Vellum:  one  skin 
12X6,  one  seal  non-armorial. 

(1559)   May   29th,   in  the    1st  year  of   Elizabeth.     Copy  of  Court  Roll 

(Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Ekyntone  records,  that  at  a  Little  Court  of  Leonard 
Dacre  esquire  held  on  the  above  date,  John  More,  appearing  through 
George  Hides  and  Henry  Eade  appointed  by  a  letter  of  attorney  of  the 
18th  February  1559,  surrendered  all  his  lands,  tenements  etc  in  the  village 
and  fields  of  Ekintone  and  Pynkhill,  to  the  use  of  Alice  More,  his  wife, 
during  her  widowhood  and  afterwards  to  Elen  Mor  (sic),  his  daughter  and 
heiress.     Nicholas  Clarke,  steward.     Vellum:  one  skin  IO3  X  3^. 

(1559-60)  February  20th,  in  the  2nd  year  of  Elizabeth.  Charter  (Lat.) 
confirming  a  grant  from  Robert  Parker  of  Chesterfeld  gentleman  to  Ralph 
Johnson  of  the  same  butcher,  of  a  messuage  in  Saltergate,  Chesterfield, 
called  Lyker  Haule,  one  garden  and  three  acres  of  land  in  the  fee  of 
Newbold  called  Stonegravells,  with  appurtenances.  Power  of  attorney  to 
Ralph  Rotheram  of  Newbold  yeoman  to  take  and  deliver  seisin.  Wit- 
nesses :  Edmund  West  esquire,  Ralph  Leeke  esquire.  Hew  Henstede  (?) 
yeoman,  Margret  Marten,  Rychard  Marten,  Jane  .  .  .  ,  Godfrey 
Hewitt  (?),  Thomas  Barfitt,  Henry  Fhche,  Willyam  Avitt.  Vellum  :  one 
skin  lOi  X  9,  fragment  of  one  seal.  Notes :  the  names  are  almost 
illegible. 

(1563)  August  lOth,  in  the  5th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Indenture  of  Mort- 
gage (Engl.)  from  Raphe  Johnson  alias  Edmondsone  of  Chesterfield  co 
Derby  bocher  (butcher)  to  Thomas  Bolsover  of  the  same  town  mercer,  of 
a  reversionary  mterest  (subject  to  the  life  estate  of  Elizabeth  Johnson  alias 
Edmondson  mother-in-law  of  the  said  Raphe)  in  a  messuage  called  Licker 


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Hall  in  Chesterfield  aforesaid,  in  the  street  called  Saltergate,  in  the  occupa- 
tion of  the  said  Elizabeth  Johnson  alias  Edniondson  widow  ;  also  in  a  close 
called  Stone  Gravell  in  the  fee  of  Newbold  co  Derby,  to  secure  the  repay- 
ment of  £4-5  and  interest.  Witnesses  :  Martyn  Lane  dark  (sic),  vicar  of 
Chesterfeld  (?),  Nycholas  Clark  baylyff  there,  Robert  Cade  of  the  same 
butcher.  Marten  L  .  .  .  .  Vellum:  one  skin  17x10,  the  seal, 
broken,  shows  the  letters  R.I.  Notes:  the  money  was  advanced  by  two 
instalments  and  the  proviso  for  redemption  is  of  a  special  form. 

834  (1569)  May  2nd.    Copy  (dated  1630)  of  a  Deed  of  Bargain  and  Sale  (Lat.) 

from  Edward  Castelyn,  Matthew  Feild,  William  Meredith  and  Richard 
Springhani  citizens  and  mercers  of  London  to  John  Parker,  in  part 
performance  of  covenants  of  29th  April  1569,  of  a  messuage  and  farm  in 
Hymsworth  called  Castelins  Land,  another  tenement  and  farm  in  Hinis- 
worth  (sic)  called  Aliens  Land,  a  cottage,  garden  and  croft  in  Norton  co 
Derby  then  late  in  the  tenure  of  John  Greene,  a  messuage  and  farm 
commonly  called  Hole  Houses  in  Sheaffeild  (sic)  co  York.  Power  of 
attorney  to  Henry  Watkinson  and  George  Selyoke  gentlemen  to  give 
seisin.  Witnesses :  Wilfred  Lacy,  Henry  Parker,  Francis  Barker, 
Richard  Firth,  John  Turnley,  Francis  Cresswicke,  Richard  Boare, 
Anthony  Parker,  Thomas  Boare,  Richard  Brownell,  Edward  Parker, 
Robert  Staniforth.  Paper:  two  sheets  lOgXlS.  Notes:  see  numbers 
300,  809,  812,  813  and  814  for  a  possible  connection. 

805  (1571)  May  23rd,  in  the  13th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Exemplification  (Lat.) 

of  proceedings  in  the  Court  of  Exchequer  in  Attorney-General  v  John 
Parker  of  Norton  Lees  in  the  parish  of  Norton  gentleman.  This  document 
records  that  Sir  Gilbert  Gerrard  attorney  general  appeared  in  court. 
May  12th  11  Elizabeth,  and  laid  an  information  that  John  Parker  had 
taken  possession  of  a  piece  of  land  called  Ecklyfle  alias  le  Clyff  alias  the 
Clyff  Fieldes,  containing  80  acres  of  arable  land,  12  acres  of  pasture  and 
8  acres  of  meadows,  situate  in  Norton,  and  being  part  of  the  dissolved 
monastery  of  Beauchiff,  which  lands  were  in  the  hands  of  the  Queen. 
John  Parker  was  allowed  bail,  on  the  recognisances  of  Edward  West 
esquire  of  Amberden  Hall  co  Essex  and  Henry  Parker  of  Norton  gentle- 
man, and  pleaded  that  the  above  lands  were  formerly  in  the  tenure  of  John 
Parker  senior,  who  by  a  deed  of  26th  June  2  Elizabeth,  granted  them  to 
the  defendant  and  Barbara  his  wife.  The  sheriff  of  Derby,  Peter  Freche- 
vyle  esquire  was  bidden  to  summon  a  jury  from  the  locality,  and  the  case 
was  set  down  for  the  assizes  at  Derby.  John  Parker  was  represented  by 
his  attorney  Anthony  Harwarde  and  the  Queen  by  Gabriell  Chambers. 
The  jurors,  James  Assheton,  John  Asshe,  John  Hourton,  Geoffrey 
Hodgekynson,    John    Stevenson,    Arthur    Malker,    Thomas    Rawlynson, 


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Otwell  Bradbery,  Henry  Roo,  Robert  Lylly,  Thomas  Chapleyn  and 
Thomas  Mycock  brought  in  a  verdict  of  not  guilty.  Notes  :  endorsed 
Veredicti  non  culpabilis  super  informationem  de  Intrusione  versus 
Johannem  Parker  ExempHficatio."  Vellum  :  one  skin  24i  X  22,  large 
seal  of  the  Exchequer  in  brown  wax,  4  inches  in  diameter. 

(1572),  in  the  14th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Final  Concord  (Lat.)  between 
John  Bullock  esquire  plaintiff  and  John  Dynham  esquire  deforciant, 
whereby  the  latter  quit  claimed  to  the  former  half  the  manor  of  Norton, 
with  the  appurtenances ;  also  half  of  20  messuages,  20  gardens,  20 
orchards,  70  acres  of  land,  100  acres  of  meadow,  500  acres  of  pasture,  200 
acres  of  wood,  500  acres  of  gorse  and  heath  and  /"1 2  rent,  with  the 
appurtenances,  in  Norton  and  Dranfylde  alias  Dronfylde.  The  price  paid 
by  John  Bullock  was  460  marks  of  silver.     Vellum :  one  skin  17x4. 

1573  May   1st,  in  the   15th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Indenture  of  Bargain 

and  Sale  (Engl.)  whereby,  in  consideration  of  ^307  Os  8jd,  Edmunde 
West  esquire  son  of  Sir  William  West  knight  deceased  granted  unto 
John  Bullocke  of  "Thynner  Temple"  in  London  gent,  all  that  his  manor  of 
Grenell  alias  Grenehill,  with  the  appurtenances  in  the  parishes  of  Norton 
and  Dronfield  co  Derby,  then  in  the  several  occupations  of  Robert 
Owtrem,  Thomas  Northe,  John  Brighte,  Lawrence  Hall,  John  Poynton, 
William  Morten,  Thomas  Bullocke  of  The  Pynfolde,  Thomas  Townend, 
Richard  Rutter,  John  Barton,  Thomas  Bullocke  of  Grenehill,  Thomas 
Cam  thelder,  James  More,  Arthur  Cooke,  Christopher  Burton,  John  Lowe, 
John  Burton,  Robert  Blythe,  John  Parker  of  the  Lees,  Joan  Grenewoode 
and  Jerome  Blythe ;  and  also  several  rent  charges  secured  on  tenements  in 
Grenehill,  Bradway,  and  Birchett.  Witnesses  :  John  Parker,  Wm  West, 
Francis  P'itzherbt,  .  .  .  Saniforthe  (?),  John  Poynton,  Roger  Dale, 
Rolande  Cotton,  Wylliam  Wylcocke.  Vellum:  one  skin  25X18,  the 
seal  of  red  wax  is  broken,  but  shows  a  crest.  Notes  :  this  deed  was 
enrolled  in  chancery. 

1573  October  11th,  in  the  15th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Indenture  of 
Marriage  Settlement  (Engl.)  between  John  Bullocke  of  "  Thynner 
Temple  "  in  London  gent  of  the  one  part,  and  Raffe  Carkecke  citizen  and 
"  wryter  of  the  Court  Letter  of  the  Cytye  of  London  "  and  William  Pereson 
of  "Thynner  Temple"  aforesaid  gent  of  the  other  part ;  whereby,  after 
reciting  that  the  said  John  Bullocke  was  "  to  take  to  wyffe  "  one  Elizabeth 
Smythe  of  London  widow,  the  said  John  Bullocke  covenanted  with  the  said 
Raffe  Carkecke  and  William  Pereson,  in  consideration  of  the  marriage 
and  of  a  jointure,  to  stand  seised  of  certain  manors,  lands  and  tenements 
fully  described ;  in  the  description  of  which  the  following  names  of  persons 


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and  places  occur ;  namely,  Grenell  alias  Grenehill,  Norton,  Dronfield, 
Edmonde  West  of  Amberdenhall  co  Essex  esquire,  Thomas  Parker, 
Edmonde  Cooke,  John  Denham  of  Berestall  co  Buck  esquire,  Little 
Norton,  and  Godfrey  Foliambe  of  Norton  Lees ;  to  the  use  therein  men- 
tioned. The  covenants  are  lengthy  and  they  contain  a  reference  to  Jone 
alias  Jane  wife  of  Edmunde  West."  Witnesses :  Reignold  Nycholas,  Roger 
Dale.      Vellum  :  one  skin  27  X  21,  two  seals,  one  appears  to  be  armorial. 

454  1581  September  3rd,  in  the  23rd  year  of  Elizabeth.     Attested  copy  of  an 

Order  (Engl.)  of  the  right  honourable  George  Earl  of  Shrewsbury, 
amongst  the  inhabitants  and  parishioners  of  Norton  co  Derby,  concerning 
the  order  and  usage  of  all  and  all  manner  of  laies,  assessments  and  pay- 
ments in  the  said  parish.  A  schedule  stitched  at  the  foot  of  the  order  is 
headed  "  The  Forme  and  order  of  a  president,  wherebie  to  make  theire 
Bills  of  all  their  oxganges  of  land,  by  the  w^h  all  assessments  and  layes 
accordinge  to  this  present  order  shalbe  numbred,  rated,  laid  and  gathered 
hereafter,  by  all  constables  and  churchwardens  afforesaid,  sett  downe  by 
the  order  of  the  Earle  of  Shrewsbury,  and  by  his  Lordship  commanded  to 
be  kept  and  followed  accordinglie  for  ever."  Then  follows  a  schedule  of 
four  columns,  headed  (first  column)  "  Freeholders  and  Tenantes  Contribu- 
tors to  all  these  laies,"  (second  column)  '  Oxganges  of  lande  after  the 
measure  of  the  Churchwall,"  (third  column)  "  Oxganges  added  and 
increased  by  the  order  of  the  Earle  of  Shrewsburie,"  (fourth  column)  "  The 
totall  summe  of  all  the  said  Oxganges."  The  names  of  about  sixty  free- 
holders of  the  manor  of  Norton  are  given  with  their  holdings,  which 
together  contain  96  oxgangs.  Certain  persons  named  at  the  bottom  of  the 
first  column  are  stated  to  be  "  without  the  compus  of  the  Churchwall  of 
Norton  aforesaid."  Vellum:  two  skins  joined  together,  the  one  22  X  16, 
and  the  other,  annexed  at  the  foot  as  a  schedule,  lOj  x  21. 

656  (1582)  April  22nd,  in  the  24th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Confirmation  (Lat.) 

of  a  grant  from  Frauncis  Leeke  of  Sutton  in-le-dale  co  Derby  esquire 
and  Frances  his  wife  to  John  Parker  of  Norton  Lees  co  Derby  gentleman, 
of  a  watermill  (corn)  called  "Newe  Milne"  with  appurtenances  in  Norton, 
then  late  in  the  tenure  of  Margaret  Blyth  widow  and  John  Parker  aforesaid, 
together  with  all  waters,  river,  rivulets,  courses,  ponds,  weirs,  fisheries, 
and  rights  of  fishing,  ways,  suits,  easements,  and  all  other  rights  pertaining 
to  the  mills  as  formerly  belonging  to  the  abbey  of  Beauchief  then  lately 
dissolved.  Witnesses:  F  Rodes,  James  Linacre,  Jo  Buckley,  Robert 
Parker.  Vellum  :  one  skin  9  X  8h,  one  large  seal  bears  a  plume  of  peacocks 
feathers  between  the  letters  F  and  L. 

480  1583    May  2nd,    in    the    27th    year   of    Elizabeth.     Deed  of  Exchang-e 

(Engl.)  by  the  mutual  grants  of  Godfrey  Foljambe  of  Morehall  co  Derby 
esquire  and  John  Parker  of  Norton  Lees  co  Derby  esquire ;  whereby  all 


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that  close  or  pasture  commonly  called  Well  Dole  containing  by  estimation 
10  acres,  lying  and  being  in  Lytle  Lees  within  the  parish  of  Norton, 
between  the  lands  of  the  said  Godfrey  Foljambe  called  Syss  Lands  on  the 
south,  and  the  highway  leading  to  Sheffield  on  the  north ;  the  lands  of 
William  Blithe  called  Coltyard  on  the  west,  and  the  lands  of  the  same 
William  called  Well  Dole  on  the  east ;  another  close  called  Stonyecliffe 
containing  by  estimation  34  acres,  situate  in  Norton,  between  lands  of  the 
said  John  Parker  called  Stony  Clyff  on  the  east,  and  lands  of  John 
Bullocke  esquire,  then  in  the  holding  of  John  Barton  of  the  Woodseates 
Dale  on  the  west,  the  lands  of  Richard  Hobsone  called  Boolehylles  on  the 
south,  and  a  "  common  mylne  waye  there  "  on  the  north ;  was  granted  to 
the  said  John  Parker  ;  and  all  that  piece  of  meadow  and  pasture  called 
Shyreollers  containing  by  estimation  '  neyne  "  acres  in  Norton,  between 
lands  of  the  said  Godfrey  Foljambe  called  Carrfeild  on  the  west,  and  the 
lands  of  William  Blithe  called  the  Shyreollers  on  the  east,  and  "abouttethe 
upon  a  lytle  water  there  called  Meares  Broke,  which  devydethe  the 
county es  of  Darbye  and  Yorke  "  towards  the  north,  and  upon  the  lands  of 
the  said  Godfrey  called  Over  Eastalles  towards  the  south ;  also  two  pieces 
of  meadow  or  pasture,  one  of  them  called  Broke  Meydowe  and  the  other 
Fearny  Dole,  contaming  by  estimation  l4  acres,  as  the  same  lie  together 
within  "  the  Terrytorie  and  Boundes  of  Hyley  "  in  the  parish  of  Sheffield, 
between  "  the  Comon  or  pece  of  waste  there  called  Hyley  Comon  "  on  the 
north,  and  the  said  "  lytle  water  called  Meares  Broke  "  on  the  south,  the 
lands  of  the  said  Godfrey  called  the  Carrwodd  on  the  west,  and  a  piece  of 
ground  of  the  said  John  Parker  called  Longfield  on  the  east ;  between 
which  said  two  pieces  of  meadow  and  pasture  the  said  Godfrey  and  his 
ancestors  and  predecessors  in  title  had  theretofore  had  and  used  a  way  and 
passage  from  Carrfeild  to  and  from  Hyley  Common  aforesaid  ;  and  one 
other  little  piece  of  ground,  part  of  Longfield,  containing  1  rood,  adjoining 
Fearney  Dole  aforesaid;  also  one  little  piece  or  range  of  Wodyground, 
part  of  Meydowe  Springe ;  and  one  little  "  croked  water  or  water  course  " 
there  (fully  described),  dividing  the  lands  of  the  said  John  Parker,  Godfrey 
Foljambe  and  William  Blithe  on  the  north  west,  was  granted  in  exchange 
to  the  said  John  Parker ;  there  are  covenants  as  to  the  repair  of  certain 
hedges.  Witnesses :  Edmund  Stephenson,  Richard  Cooke,  Stephen 
Staveley,  Edward  Bradshaw.  Vellum  :  one  skin  28  X  14,  seal  broken, 
but  it  shows  a  coat  .of  arms  below  the  letters  G.F. 

(1584-5)  February  12th,  in  the  27th  year  of  Ehzabeth.  Copy  of  a  Decree 
and  Award  (Lat.),  enrolled  in  Chancery,  between  John  Whytte,  William 
Mylnes  and  William  Piatt  plaintiffs,  on  behalf  of  the  customary  tenants 
of  the  manor  of  Ashford  (Henry  Goodwin,  William  Thorpe,  William 
Moorewoodj  William  Dale,  Francis  Vernon  gentleman,  John  Wright  and 


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Alice  his  wife,  Robert  Heaward,  Richard  Jonson,  William  Heaward  senior, 
Thomas  Heaward,  George  Heaward  and  Elizabeth  his  wife,  John 
Heaward,  Nicholas  Booth,  William  Greaves,  Robert  Lowe,  John  Thorpe, 
Robert  Ragge,  Richard  Hall  and  Margaret  his  wife,  William  Heaward 
junior,  Katharine  Sheldon,  William  Swindle,  Henry  Sheldon  and  Mar- 
garet his  wife,  John  Dicken,  William  .  .  .  ,  Thomas  .  .  .  , 
William  Atkinson,  Thomas  Bretun,  William  Allen  senior,  William 
Burrowes,  John  Booth,  Henry  Greaves,  Richard  Robinson,  Robert 
Whyte,  Richard  Tatersall,  William  Rowland,  William  IMornesall,  Roger 
Bretun,  George  Platts,  Thomas  Tomlinson,  Ralph  Tomlinson,  Thomas 
Ragge,  Thomas  Sellers,  and  Thurstan  Whyte)  and  the  Rt  Hon  George 
Earl  of  Shrewsbury,  Lady  Elizabeth  Countess  of  Shrewsbury,  Henry 
Cavendish  esquire  her  eldest  son,  Charles  Cavendish  knight  and  William 
Cavendish  esquire  younger  sons  defendants ;  to  the  effect  that  the  Court 
Baron  of  Ashford  should  be  held  every  six  weeks,  the  two  Leets  at  Easter 
and  Michaelmas,  and  the  homage  or  jury  to  consist  of  copyholders  of 
ancient  inheritance,  no  greater  fine  to  be  taken  on  surrenders,  alienation  and 
descent  than  a  year's  rent,  the  copyholders  of  Sheldon  to  enjoy  the 
improvements  (approvements)  called  Our  Syde  alias  Sheldon  Syde,  Stad- 
fould  End  and  Overedge,  for  £4-  annual  rent,  and  the  lords  to  enjoy  the 
inclosures  or  improvements  known  as  Blackelowe,  Wardlowe,  Heyemore 
Edge,  Dalesyde,  one  piece  of  ground  at  Wardlow  Myers  .  ,  . 
Vellum:  one  skin  11x14.  Notes:  approvements  were  pieces  taken 
from  the  waste  and  enclosed. 

698  (1585)  May    27th,    in    the    27th   year  of   Elizabeth.     Deed  of  Barsrain 

and  Sale  (Lat.)  from  Anthony  Babington  of  Dethicke  co  Derby  esquire 
to  John  Bullocke  of  Darley  co  Derby  esquire,  of  one  moiety  or  half 
part  of  all  that  capital  messuage,  manor-house  or  tenement,  with  the 
appurtenances  in  Norton  co  Derby,  called  or  known  by  the  name 
of  Norton  Hall,  in  the  full  description  of  which  the  following  fieldnames 
occur;  namely.  Calf  Heyes,  Oke  Ortchard,  Brode  Meadowe,  Toftes,  Litle 
Toftes,  Harehilles,  HoUen  Hill,  Hobb  Hills,  Desyland,  Dove  Land, 
Fligha  Meadowe,  Norton  Parke,  Hall  Filde  alias  Hall  Fylds,  Brerey 
Fylde,  Wateringpole,  Cockshut  Fylde,  White  Filde,  Halle  Fylde  Springs, 
Desy  Lane.  Witnesses :  William  Weston,  Thomas  Widmerpoolle, 
Robert  Weston,  Jerom  RoUynsone,  Christopher  Chapman  of  Grenehyll 
yeoman,  Henry  Urton  alys  Stevyn,  John  Parker  of  Weytlandes  yeoman, 
John  Parker  of  Little  Norton  yeoman,  William  Rolynson,  John  Urton  als 
Stevyn  junior,  James  Bate  of  Jurdenthorpe,  George  Bate,  John  Parker  of 
Little  Norton  junior,  William  Mawer,  John  Waynwryght,  Robert  Holland, 
Henry  Tayler  vicar  of  Norton,  John  Stephen  junior,  Thomas  Welles. 
Vellum:  one  skin  22X10,  seal  of  red  wax  in  good  condition,  bears  a 
classic  head. 


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654  (1585)  May  27th,  in  the  27th  year  of  Ehzabeth.      Bond  (Lat.  and  Engl.) 

from  Anthony  Babington  of  Dethicke  co  Derby  esquire  to  John  Bullock 
of  the  Middle  Temple  London  esquire  in  iTSO,  to  perform  covenants 
contained  in  an  indenture  of  even  date,  whereby  John  Babyngton  (sic)  sold 
to  John  Bullocke  (sic)  the  moiety  of  the  manor-house  and  certain  lands  in 
Norton  co  Derby,  Witnesses :  William  Weston,  Thomas  Widmers- 
pooUe,  Robart  Weston,  Jerom  RoUynesone,  John  Bamforth.  Vellum  :  one 
skin  10  X  Si,  one  seal  non-armorial. 

648  1585   May  27th,  in  the  27th   year  of  Elizabeth.     Letter  of  Attorney 

(Lat.)  from  John  Bullocke  of  Darley  co  Derby  esquire  to  Arthur  Cooke 
of  Grenehill  in  the  same  county,  to  receive  seisin  in  lands  in  Norton 
mentioned  in  a  deed  of  feoffment  from  Anthony  Babington  of  Dethick 
esquire,  by  the  hands  of  Edmund  Stephenson  gentleman  and  James 
Bullocke.  Witnesses :  John  Bamforth,  Rd  Vaughan  .  .  .  Vellum : 
one  skin  9j  X  7,  one  seal,  non-armorial. 

696  (1585)  Trinity  Term,  in  the  27th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Recovery  (Lat.), 

dated  at  Westminster,  suffered  by  John  Bullocke  esquire,  William 
Rolynson,  Edward  Gill,  Jherom  Rolynson,  John  Urton  alias  Stevyn, 
John  Waynewright  and  Godfrey  Atkyn  against  Edward  Stephenson 
gentleman  and  James  Bullocke,  relating  to  6  messuages,  6  gardens, 
140  acres  of  land,  50  acres  of  meadow,  120  acres  of  pasture,  40  acres  of 
wood  and  common  of  pasture  for  all  animals,  with  the  appurtenances, 
in  Norton ;  also  half  of  2  messuages,  2  gardens,  100  acres  of  land, 
80  acres  of  meadow,  140  acres  of  pasture  and  120  acres  of  wood 
with  the  appurtenances  in  Norton.  Anthony  Babington  of  Dethick 
was  the  vouchee  to  warranty  ;  see  the  deed  of  covenant,  number  693. 
Vellum:  one  skin  20^X14,  part  of  the  Great  Seal  is  still  attached. 
Notes  :  Richard  Cook  was  attorney  of  the  deforciants  and  John  Vernon 
esquire  was  sheriff  of  Derby. 

699  (1585)  May  27th,  in  the  27th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Deed  of  Bargain  and 

Sale  (Engl.)  from  Anthony  Babington  to  John  Bullock.  This  deed  seems 
to  be  an  English  counterpart  of  the  Latin  original,  number  698,  since 
the  purport  and  effect  of  both  deeds  are  the  same,  and  the  personal 
names,  place  names,  names  of  witnesses  and  seals  are  the  same  in  both ; 
but  on  this  counterpart  there  is  no  memorandum  endorsed  recording  the 
livery  of  seisin  and  there  is  one  witness,  John  Bamforth,  who  did  not 
attest  the  original.  Vellum  :  one  skin  23  X  16,  the  seal  is  in  good  con- 
dition and  bears  the  same  impression  as  number  698. 

693  (1585)   June    1st,  in  the  27th  year  of   Elizabeth.      Deed   of  Covenant 

(Engl.)  to  declare  the  uses  of  a  fine,  to  be  levied  and  acknowledged  by 
Anthony  Babington  of    Dethycke    co  Derby  esquire  and    Margerye  his 


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wife  ;  also  for  a  recovery  to  be  had,  pursued  and  suffered  of  and  for  diverse 
and  several  messuages,  lands,  tenements  and  hereditaments  within  the 
parish  of  Norton  (co  Derby)  in  the  said  fine  and  recovery  to  be  mentioned. 
The  eight  separate  parties  to  the  deed  are,  the  said  Anthony  Babington, 
John  Bullocke  of  Darley  co  Derby  esquire,  Jherom  Rolynson  of  Norton 
yeoman,  William  Rolynson  of  Lytle  Norton  husbandman,  Edward  Gill  of 
Sheffield  yeoman,  John  Urton  alias  Stevyn  the  younger  of  Norton,  John 
Waynewryght  of  Norton  "  sythesmythe,"  Godfrey  Atkyn  of  Norton 
"  weyver."  Vellum  :  one  skin  21  X  122.  Notes:  the  deed  was  executed 
in  eight  parts,  each  of  the  parties  retaining  one.  To  this  part  there  are 
seven  seals,  all  in  good  conditions ;  not  one  of  them  appears  to  be  armorial 
and  most  of  them  bear  a  letter  or  letters ;  the  seal  of  Anthony  Babington 
bears  a  bird. 

695  (1586)  June  1st,  in  the  28th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Indenture  of    Bargain 

and  Sale  (Engl.)  from  Anthony  Babington  of  Dethyke  co  Derby  esquire 
to  Thomas  Barten  of  Woodseytesdale  in  the  parish  of  Norton  tanner,  of 
half  a  messuage  in  Little  Norton,  for  particulars  of  which,  see  number  694. 
The  property  was  sold  to  Thomas  Barten  for  /^lOO,  and  it  was  subject  to 
an  existing  lease  for  twenty  one  years  to  John  Parker.  Witnesses: 
Hary  Butlar,  Thomas  Widmerpoolle  (?),  Peter  Tryppet,  Jassper  Fyssher, 
W  West.  Vellum:  one  skin  18X12,  the  seal  bears  a  talbot  or  dog 
probably  not  armorial. 

650  (1586)  June  1st,  m  the  28th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Bond  (Lat.  and  Engl.) 

from  Antony  Babington  of  Dethick  co  Derby  esquire  to  Thomas  Barten 
of  W^oodceytsdale  in  the  parish  of  Norton  tanner  in  ^200,  to  perform 
covenants  contained  in  two  indentures  of  even  date.  Witnesses :  Wm 
West,  Peter  Tryppet,  Thomas  WidmerspooUe,  Jasper  Fysher,  Hary 
Butlar.     Vellum  :  one  skin  12  X  5,  one  seal  non-armorial. 

694  (1586)  June  6th,  in  the  28th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Charter  (Lat.)  confirming 

a  grant  from  Anthony  Babington  of  Dethyck  co  Derby  esquire  to  Thomas 
Barten  of  Woodceytsdale  in  the  parish  of  Norton  tanner,  of  half  a 
messuage  in  little  Norton,  with  all  lands,  territories,  closes,  woods,  and 
hereditaments  thereinafter  mentioned,  and  then  or  then  late  in  the 
occupation  of  John  Parker  of  Little  Norton  or  his  assigns  ;  (here  follows 
a  description  in  which  the  following  fieldnames  occur ;  namely,  Hotheland, 
Highstorth,  Lyardland  Close,  Holestorth,  Pingle,  Lowhedge  Yate, 
Shepley,  Ley,  Moscarrs,  Leagh,  Johnsettwood)  and  half  the  farm 
buildings,  gardens  etc  ;  and  the  said  Anthony  appointed  Robert  Holland 
clerk    and    William  Stanyforth  his    true    and    lawful    attorneys    to   give 


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possession  and  seisin.  Witnesses :  Peter  Tryppet,  Jasper  Fyssher, 
Hary  Butlar,  Thomas  Widmerpoole,  Wm  West,  Chryster  Barrten,  John 
Lee,  Thomas  Creswycke,  John  Bower,  Anthony  Mawre,  John  Bartene 
and  others.  Vellum  :  one  skin  13  X  10,  the  heavy  seal  of  red  wax  bears 
a  talbot  or  dog,  which  is  probably  not  armorial. 

(1586-7)  February  1st,  in  the  29th  year  of  Ehzabeth.  Bond  (Lat.)  given 
by  Frauncis  Babingtone  of  Kyngstone  co  Nott  esquire  to  John  Parker 
of  Little  Norton  co  Derby  yeoman,  to  secure  the  payment  of  ^126  13s  4d. 
Witnesses :  John  Mycock,  Richarde  Crosbie,  WilHam  Foxe,  Edward 
Rye,  Georg  .  .  .  ,  John  Brighte.     Vellum  :  20X  11,  large  seal  broken. 

1587  June  1st,  in  the  29th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Deed  of  Covenant  (Engl.) 
between  Francis  Babington  of  the  town  of  Nottingham  esquire  and 
George  Babington  gent  his  brother  of  the  1st  part,  Robert  Hollande 
clerke  vicar  of  Sheffield  of  the  2nd  part,  John  Parker  of  Little  Norton 
CO  Derby  yeoman  of  the  3rd  part,  and  Peter  Trippett  of  Clements  Inn 
CO  Middlesex  gent  and  John  Hewood  of  the  city  of  London  of  the  4th 
part,  that  a  fine  should  be  levied  and  a  recovery  suffered  of  a  moiety  of  a 
messuage  in  Cold  Aston  co  Derby  and  all  lands  thereto  belonging  in  the 
occupation  of  Gilbert  Cooke  ;  also  of  a  moiety  of  a  messuage  in  Little 
Norton,  with  lands  thereto  belonging,  in  the  occupation  of  the  said  John 
Parker.  Witnesses :  Richard  Wharton,  John  Allyn,  Jasper  Fyssher. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  15  X  11  J,  four  seals,  one  broken  and  not  armorial. 

1587  June  13th,  in  the  29th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Charter  (Lat.)  confirming 
a  grant  from  Thomas  Barten  of  Woodceyts  Dale  in  the  parish  of  Norton 
CO  Derby  tanner  to  John  Parker  of  Little  Norton  yeoman,  of  a  half  share 
of  and  in  a  messuage  or  tenement  in  Little  Norton,  with  all  lands,  closes, 
woods  etc  in  Lictle  Norton  and  Norton,  then  or  then  lately  in  the  tenure 
or  occupation  of  the  said  John  Parker ;  namely,  a  close  called  Hoth  land, 

2  acres  3  roods  of  arable  land  lying  in  a  field  there  called  Highstorth, 
a  close  of  arable  land  called  Lyard  Land  Close,  a  close  called  Holestorth, 
a  close  called  Pingle  lying  near  Lowhedge  Yate,  3  acres  of  land  lying  m 
a  field  called   Shepley,  4  acres  of  land  lying  in  a  field  called  Lowhedge, 

3  acres  of  pasture  lying  in  the  common  fields  of  little  Norton,  a  rood  of 
arable  land  lying  in  a  close  there  called  Ley,  two  closes  there  called 
Moscarrs,  one  other  close  called  Leagh,  one  wood  called  Johnsettwood 
and  six  closes  of  meadow  and  pasture  called  Johnsettwood  Closes  adjoining 
the  same  wood,  and  all  easements  whatsoever  with  the  said  messuage 
usually  enjoyed ;  all  which  the  said  Thomas  Barten  had,  from  the 
feoffment  of  Anthony  Babington  then  late  of  Dethick  co  Derby  esquire. 
The    said   Thomas    appointed    Jasper    Fyssher    and    William    Foxe  his 


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attorneys  to  give  possession  and  seisin.  Witnesses  :  Frauncis  Babington, 
Robert  Holland,  George  Myrfyn,  John  Mycok,  Thomas  Farnehill,  John 
Valyaunce,  William  Mawre,  William  Rawlynson,  Thomas  Byggen, 
Richard  Grene,  Ellis  Bradbery,  Philip  Gille,  Leonard  Gill,  Robert 
Brownell.  Vellum:  one  skin  12^X10,  a  thick  red  seal  bears  the  head 
and  shoulders  of,  probably,  a  woman  with  the  letters  I  and  M  on  each 
side,  apparently  not  armorial. 

687  1587  June  13th,  in  the  29th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Bond  (Lat.  and  Engl.) 

of  Thomas  Barten  of  Woodceytsdale  in  the  parish  of  Norton  co  Derby 
tanner,  for  securing  to  John  Parker  of  Little  Norton  yeoman,  the  quiet 
enjoyment  of  a  moiety  or  half  share  in  certain  lands  in  Little  Norton 
granted  by  charter  of  even  date,  see  number  688.  Witnesses :  Francis 
Babington,  Robert  Holland,  Thomas  Farnehull,  John  Laycok,  George 
Myrfyn,  John  Valyaunce,  Jasper  Fyssher,  William  Foxe.  Vellum  :  one 
skin  17X11,  seal  of  red  wax  in  good  condition. 

671  (1587)   Trinity  Term  5th  July,  in  the  29th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Recovery 

(Lat.),  dated  at  Westminster,  sufiered  by  Robert  Holland  clerk  and 
John  Parker  against  Peter  Trippett  gentleman  and  John  Hewood,  in  a 
moiety  of  two  messuages,  2  garden  tenements,  160  acres  of  land,  25  acres 
of  meadow,  55  acres  of  pasture  and  20  acres  of  wood,  with  the  appurten- 
ances, in  Norton,  Little  Norton  and  Coldaston.  Francis  Babington  was 
vouched  to  warranty.  Francis  Leake  esquire  was  sheriff  of  Derby. 
Vellum:  one  skin  17X11,  Great  Seal  of  green  wax,  about  one  third 
missing. 

663  1587  July  22nd,  in  the  29th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Deed  of  Bargfain  and 

Sale  (Lat.)  from  Frauncis  Babyngton  of  Kyngeston  co  Nott  esquire  and 
George  Babyngton  of  Deythycke  co  Derby  gentleman  to  Anthony  Blythe 
of  Byrchet  co  Derby  esquire,  of  a  moiety  of  and  in  the  manor  or  lordship 
of  Norton,  with  the  appurtenances ;  and  all  lands,  tenements,  messuages 
etc  in  the  parishes  of  Norton  and  Dronlield.  Witnesses:  Godfrey  West, 
Anthony  Kyrke,  John  Alleyn,  William  Allen,  Robert  Northe,  Francis 
.    .  .  ,  James  Northe.     Vellum  :  one  skin  16X8,  two  seals,  not  armorial. 

697  (1587)  July  27th,  in  the  29th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Indenture  of  Barg:ain 

and  Sale  (Engl.)  between  Francys  Babyngton  of  Kyngestone  co  Nott 
esquire  and  George  Babyngtone  (sic)  of  Deathycke  co  Derby  gent  his 
brother  of  the  one  part  and  Anthony  Blythe  of  Byrchet  co  Derby  esquire 
of  the  other  part ;  whereby  the  said  Anthony  Blythe  purchased  for  ^190, 
a  moiety  of  the  seignory,  manor  or  lordship  of  Norton  co  Derby,  with  its 
appurtenances.     Witnesses  :  Godfrey  West,  Anthony  Kyrke,  John  Allyn, 


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William  Greaves  sen,  Jo  Osborne,  Richard  Burrowes.  Vellum  :  one 
skin  25  X  20,  one  seal  missing,  the  other  bears  a  swan  probably  not 
armorial. 

1587  July  27th,  in  the  29th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Bond  (Lat.  and  Engl.) 
from  Francis  Babyngton  of  Kyngeston  co  Nott  esquire  and  George 
Babyngton  of  Deythycke  co  Derby  gentleman  to  Anthony  Blythe  of 
Byrchet  in  the  same  county  esquire  in  ;^400,  to  perform  covenants 
contained  in  two  indentures  of  even  date.  Witnesses  :  Geoffrey  West, 
Anthony  Kyrke,  John  Allyn.  Vellum:  one  skin  13X6,  two  seals, 
non-armorial. 

1588  March  14th,  in  the  31st  year  of  Elizabeth.     Deed   of   Exchange 

(Engl.)  by  way  of  mutual  demises,  between  John  Bullocke  of  Darley  co 
Derby  esquire  and  Edwarde  Gill  of  Norton  in  the  same  county  yeoman, 
whereby  the  said  John  Bullocke  demised  and  granted  in  exchange,  unto 
the  said  Edwarde  Gill  for  700  years,  all  those  several  pieces  of  land 
within  the  parish  of  Norton  fully  described,  wherein  the  following  names 
of  persons  and  places  occur ;  namely,  Mydle  Lowadge,  John  Parker, 
Little  Norton,  Anthony  Blythe,  William  Rolynsone,  Cley  Landes,  Lowage 
Lane,  Byrchit  Brocke  ;  in  consideration  whereof  the  said  Edward  Gill 
demised  and  granted  in  exchange,  unto  the  said  John  Bullocke  for  700 
years,  all  those  several  pieces  of  land  within  the  parish  of  Norton 
fully  described,  wherein  the  following  names  of  persons  and  places  occur ; 
namely,  Rushe  Acre,  Nether  Lowadge,  Anthony  Blythe,  William 
Rolinson,  James  Bate.  Witnesses  :  James  Bullock,  Roland  Cotton, 
William  Rawlinson,  Wm  Maure,  John  Wainwright.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
26  X  12,  seal  missing. 

(1588-9)  March  7th,  in  the  31st  year  of  Elizabeth.     Deed  of  Exchange 

(Engl.)  by  way  of  mutual  demises,  between  Edward  Gill  of  Norton  co 
Derby  yeoman  and  John  Parker  of  Little  Norton  yeoman  ;  whereby  the 
said  Edward  Gill  demised  and  granted  in  exchange,  unto  the  said  John 
Parker  his  executors  and  assigns  for  700  years,  a  piece  of  land  being  in 
the  upper  side  of  a  close  called  Myddle  Lowadge  in  the  parish  of  Norton, 
between  lands  of  James  Bate  on  the  east  and  Anthony  Blythe  esquire  on 
the  west,  and  abutting  on  lands  of  Wyllyame  Rolynson  both  south  and 
north  ;  in  consideration  whereof,  the  said  John  Parker  demised  and  granted 
in  exchange,  unto  the  said  Edward  Gill  his  executors  and  assigns  for  700 
years,  a  piece  of  land  being  in  the  upper  side  of  a  close  called  Over 
Lowadge  in  the  same  parish,  between  lands  of  Anthony  Bryght  on  the 
east  and  John  Bullock  on  the  west,  and  abutting  on  lands  of  the  said 
Wyllyame    Rolynson    on    the    south    and    James    Bate   on    the   north. 


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Witnesses :  James  Bayte,  Anthony  Kyrcke,  William  Rawlynson, 
William  INIawer,  Phillip  Baite  senior,  Phillip  Baite  junior,  Thomas 
BuUocke  junior,  Henry  Tayler.     Vellum  :  one  skin  24  x  H,  seal  missing. 

713  1589(-90)  March  7th,  in  the  31st  year  of  Elizabeth.     Deed  of  Exchange 

by  way  of  mutual  demises  (Engl.)  between  Anthony  Blythe  of  Grennyll 
CO  Derby  esquire  and  John  Parker  of  Little  Norton  yeoman ;  whereby  the 
said  Anthony  Blythe  demised  and  granted  to  John  Parker  for  700  years, 
a  piece  of  land  containing  la.  Or.  32ph.  6yds,  lying  in  the  upperside  of  a 
close  called  Middle  Lowedge;  and  a  close  containing  2r.  16ph.  11yds, 
lying  on  the  east  side  of  a  field  belonging  to  the  vicar  of  Norton  called 
Little  Cleylandes,  both  in  the  parish  of  Norton  and  fully  described,  with 
names  of  adjoining  owners  ;  and  the  said  John  Parker  demised  and  granted 
to  the  said  Anthony  Blythe  for  700  years,  a  piece  of  land  containing 
la.  Ir.  21ph.  14yds,  lying  on  the  nether  side  of  a  close  called  Myddle 
Lowedge  ;  and  a  close  containing  2r,  lying  in  a  field  called  the  Cleylandes, 
and  adjoining  the  pathway  leading  from  Little  Norton  to  the  parish 
church  of  Norton ;  both  fully  described  with  names  of  adjoining  owners. 
Witnesses  :  James  Baite,  William  Rawlinson,  Williame  Mawer,  Phillip 
Bate  senior,  Thomas  Bullocke  junior,  Henrie  Tayler.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
26  X  10,  seal  of  red  wax,  cracked,  bears  a  curious  device. 

715  1589(-90)   March  7th,  in  the  31st  year  of  Elizabeth.     Deed  of  Exchange 

(Engl.)  by  way  of  mutual  demises  between  John  Bullocke  of  Darley  co 
Derby  esquire  and  John  Parker  of  Little  Norton  co  Derby  yeoman ; 
whereby  the  said  John  Bullock  demised  and  granted  in  exchange  unto  the 
said  John  Parker  for  700  years,  a  piece  of  land  containing  la.  Ir.  8ph, 
lying  in  the  upper  side  of  a  close  or  pasture  called  Middle  Lowedge ;  and 
a  piece  of  land  containing  Ir.  9ph,  lying  in  a  close  or  pasture  called  the 
Cleilandes,  both  in  the  parish  of  Norton  and  fully  described,  with  names 
of  adjoining  owners;  in  consideration  whereof  the  said  John  Parker 
demised  and  granted  in  exchange,  unto  the  said  John  Bullock  for  700 
years,  a  piece  of  land  containing  1  acre,  in  a  close  or  pasture  called  Nether 
Lowedge;  and  a  piece  of  land  containing  2r.  17ph.  3yds,  also  lying  in 
Nether  Lowedge,  fully  described  with  the  names  of  adjoining  owners. 
Witnesses  :  James  Bullock,  Roland  Cotton,  William  Rawlinson,  William 
Mawre,  Edward  Gill,  John  Waynwright.  Vellum  :  one  skin  22  x  9,  seal 
missing. 

458  1591  March  the  26th,  in  the  34th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Indenture  of  Lease 

(Engl.)  from  Anthony  Blythe  of  Birchett  within  the  parish  of  Dronfield 
CO  Derby  esquire  to  Richard  Greene  of  Little  Norton  cobbler,  of  one 
cottage  house,  then  lately  erected  on  the  lord's  waste,  in  Little  Norton  ; 


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together  with  one  rood  of  ground  adjoining,  for  a  term  of  fourscore  years, 
at  the  rent  of  16d  payable  half  yearly,  also  of  one  hen  at  Christmas,  and 
doing  suit  and  service.  Witnesses  :  William  .  .  .  ,  Thomas  BuUok  and 
others.     Vellum  :  one  skin  IS^x  11,  seal  broken. 

1591  September  21st,  in  the  33rd  year  of  Elizabeth.  Deed  of  Partition 
(Engl.)  between  John  BuUocke  of  Darley  co  Derby  esquire  and  John 
Parker  of  Little  Norton  yeoman,  of  several  closes,  meadows,  pastures 
and  wood  ground  at  Little  Norton,  which  they  held  as  tenants  in  common ; 
which  several  closes  etc  were  called  Lea  Moskers,  Johnsetwood  Field, 
Ryddynge,  Johnsetknole,  Maire-land,  Heifield,  Hoollstorthe,  Little  Norton 
Meadow,  the  yard  in  the  holding  of  William  Mawer,  Norcrofte,  Shepley, 
Lowage  Yate,  Hiestorthe,  Yardeland.  Witnesses:  Henry  Tayler, 
William  Simpson,  James  Bullock,  James  Bayte,  Robert  Boothe,  William 
Rawlinson,  Thomas  Ware.  Vellum  :  one  skin  2,62  x  Hi,  large  seal  of 
red  wax  bears  the  letters  C.P. 

1591  September  29th,  in  the  33rd  year  of  Elizabeth.     Deed  of  Exchange 

(Engl.)  by  mutual  demises  and  grants,  between  John  Parker  of  Little 
Norton  co  Derby  yeoman  and  William  Rawlynson  of  "  the  same  Towne 
and  countye "  yeoman ;  whereby  the  said  John  Parker  demised  and 
granted  in  exchange,  unto  the  said  William  Rawlinson  his  heirs 
and  assigns  for  ever,  all  those  several  pieces  of  land  within  the  parish 
of  Norton  fully  described,  wherein  the  following  names  of  persons  and 
places  occur ;  namely,  Shepley,  John  Bullocke,  William  Rawlinson, 
Phillip  Baite,  Anthony  Bright,  Claylandes,  Little  Norton,  Sheaffeilde ; 
in  consideration  whereof  the  said  William  Rawlynson  demised  and 
granted  in  exchange,  unto  the  said  John  Parker  his  heirs  and  assigns 
for  ever,  all  those  several  pieces  of  land  within  the  parish  of  Norton 
aforesaid,  fully  described,  wherein  the  following  names  of  persons  and 
places  occur ;  namely,  Shepley,  John  Bullock,  Claylandes,  Anthony 
Blithe,  Edward  Gill,  footway  leading  from  Little  Norton  to  the  church 
of  Norton.  Witnesses:  Henrie  Tayler,  Lawrence  Croockes,  Edwarde 
Malum  (?),  Robert  Blythe.  Vellum  :  one  skin  26  x  13,  seal  missing. 
Notes:  in  this  deed  as  in  numbers  717  and  721,  the  land  measurements 
are  given  in  the  length  of  a  rope  or  corde. 

(1591-2)  March  22nd,  in  the  34th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Indenture  of 
Lease  (Engl.)  from  Anthony  Blythe  esquire  "lorde  of  the  Segnery  of  the 
Manor  of  Norton  "  to  John  Parker  of  Norton  "  wheelewrighte,"  of  a  piece 
ground  called  Clyffe  Yate  lying  near  Parker's  house  and  enclosed  with  a 
ditch  and  quickset  for  100  years,  at  a  yearly  rent  of  six  pence  payable 
half  yearly.  Witnesses :  John  Parker,  Christofer  Chapman,  Thomas 
Bullock,  Wm   Fox.      Vellum :    one  skin   10X6,   seal  obscure. 


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717  1592   March   25th,  in  the  34th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Deed  of  Exchange 

(Engl.)  by  way  of  mutual  demises,  between  John  Parker  of  Little  Norton 
CO  Derby  yeoman  and  Anthony  Bright  of  Dore  in  the  same  county 
yeoman ;  whereby  the  said  John  Parker  demised  and  granted  in  exchange, 
unto  the  said  Anthony  Bright  for  700  years,  all  those  several  pieces  of 
land  within  the  parish  of  Norton  fully  described,  in  which  the  following 
names  of  persons  and  places  occur;  namely.  Little  Close  at  Lowage 
Yate,  James  Bayte,  Dikes  Lane,  Lowage  Lane,  Over  Lowage,  William 
Rawlinson,  Cockeryard,  Lytton,  Sheafifield,  Shepley,  Johnsettwood  Fielde, 
William  Rawlynson  Medow,  Shepley  Endes ;  in  consideration  Avhereof 
the  said  Anthony  Bright  demised  and  granted  in  exchange,  unto  the  said 
John  Parker  for  700  years,  all  those  several  pieces  of  land  within  the 
parish  of  Norton  aforesaid,  fully  described  in  which  the  following  names 
of  persons  and  places  occur ;  namely,  Myddle  Lowage,  Anthony  Blithe, 
William  Rawlinson,  Little  Norton,  Far  Medowe,John  Bullock,  Sheafifield, 
Little  Close  under  the  Hil,  Norcrofte,  Cobnor  Laine,  Shepley,  Cocker- 
storth.  Witnesses:  Henrie Tayler,  William  Sympson, William  Rawlinson, 
Thomas  Byggen.  Vellum:  one  skin  25  x  15,  the  seal  of  red  wax  is 
broken,  but  shows  a  stag  or  hind  courant,  it  is  below  the  signature  of 
Anthony  Bryght.  Notes :  in  stating  the  measurements  of  several  closes 
the  quantities  are  given  by  a  rope  or  corde  length,  see  numbers 
718  and  721. 

721  1592   March  29th,  in   the  34th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Deed  of   Exchange 

(Engl.)  by  way  of  mutual  demises,  between  John  Bullock  of  Darley  co 
Derby  esquire  and  John  Parker  of  Little  Norton  in  the  same  county 
yeoman;  whereby  the  said  John  Bullock  demised  and  granted  in  exchange, 
unto  the  said  John  Parker  for  700  years,  all  those  several  pieces  of  land 
within  the  parish  of  Norton  aforesaid  fully  described,  wherein  the 
following  names  of  persons  and  places  occur ;  namely.  Little  Norton 
Medowe,  Anthony  Bright,  Sheaffield,  William  Rawlinson,  Cockeryarde, 
Shepley  Endes,  Cockerstorthe,  Johnsetwood  Field,  William  Rallinson 
Medow ;  in  consideration  whereof  the  said  John  Parker  demised  and 
granted  in  exchange,  unto  the  said  John  Bullock  for  700  years,  all  those 
several  pieces  of  land  within  the  parish  of  Norton  fully  described,  wherein 
the  following  names  of  persons  and  places  occur;  namely,  William 
Mawer,  Little  Norton  Medowe,  Sheaffield,  William  Rallanson,  Shepley, 
Norcroft,  Cobnor  Lane,  Anthony  Bright,  Cockerstorth.  Witnesses : 
Henry  Tayler,  Edward  Bullock,  William  Sympson,  Thomas  Byggen, 
William  Rawlinson.  Vellum:  one  skin  27  X  15,  seal  of  red  wax  in 
good  condition,  not  armorial.  Notes :  the  measurements  of  the  closes 
are  given  in  falls  (perches),  yards  and  rope  lengths;  see  numbers  717 
and  718. 


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1593  April  1st,  in  the  35th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Indenture  of  Settlement 

(Engl.)  between  William  Blythe  of  Norton  Lees  co  Derby  yeoman  of 
the  first  part,  John  Blythe  alias  Rotheram  his  base  son  of  the  second 
part,  and  Thomas  Freeman  of  Allerton  Bywater  yeoman,  Thomas 
Rotheram  of  Rydgway  co  Derby  blacksmith  son  of  Leonard  Rotheram, 
Philippe  Gill  son  of  Edward  Gill  of  Norton,  and  Thomas  Dent  of  Sheffield 
yeoman  of  the  third  part ;  whereby  William  Blythe  covenanted  to  convey 
to  the  parties  of  the  third  part  his  capital  messuage  at  Norton  with  lands 
and  appurtenances  then  lately  purchased  of  John  Bullocke  esquire ;  lands 
called  the  Bentes  at  Beasthylles  in  Norton  purchased  of  John  Waynewright; 
a  close  called  Waddcrofte  lying  between  lands  of  John  Parker  esquire ; 
a  parcel  of  meadow  lying  between  a  close  called  Morrys  Landes  and  a 
piece  of  common  land  called  Maggershey,  both  the  close  and  meadow 
having  been  purchased  of  George  More  of  Sheflfeld ;  and  also  a  messuage 
in  Aston  at  Cold  Aston  with  lands  and  appurtenances  in  the  common 
fields  then  in  the  occupation  of  Richard  Bower,  to  the  use  of  the 
said  William  Blythe,  for  the  term  of  his  life,  with  remainder  to  John 
Blythe  alias  Rotheram  and  successively  to  his  heirs,  with  remainder  to 
John  Blythe,  brother  of  the  said  William  Blythe,  with  remainder  to  William 
Blythe  or  John  Blythe,  sons  of  Richard  Blythe,  another  brother  of  the 
said  William  of  the  first  part,  with  provisions  directed  against  any  breaking 
of  the  entail.  Witnesses :  James  Bate,  Rolande  Revell,  Edmunde 
Stephenson,  John  Alen,  Richarde  Blythe,  Leonard  Gill,  William  Barten. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  29  x  17,  seal  missing. 

(1593)  November  1st,  in  the  35th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Deed  of  Covenant 

(Engl.)  between  William  Selyoke  gentleman  son  and  heir  of  George 
Selyoke  late  of  Hasselbarowe  in  the  county  of  Derby  esquire  deceased, 
and  Rowland  Watson  of  Onston  husbandman.  The  deed  recites  that 
George  Seliocke  (sic)  in  his  life  time,  by  a  deed  23rd  May  12  Elizabeth, 
sold  to  Rowland  Watson  a  piece  of  meadow  ground  in  Onston  in  the 
Northfeild,  between  the  lands  of  Edmund  Stephenson,  Edward  Bullocke 
and  the  Cley  Brocke.  It  was  covenanted  that  a  fine,  which  was  to  be 
levied  and  acknowledged  by  William  Seliocke  to  Rowland  Watson  and  his 
heirs,  of  the  above  piece  of  land,  with  warranty  against  William  Seliocke 
and  his  heirs,  should  be  to  the  use  of  Rowland  and  his  heirs,  and  should 
not  refer  to  any  other  lands  of  W^illiam  Selyocke.  Witnesses:  Robert 
Kaye,  Edmund  Asheson,  Will  Margerison.  Vellum:  one  skin  11^X8, 
one  seal  missing. 

1594  January  3rd,  in  the  37th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Deed  of  Settlement 

(Engl.)  by  William  Gill  of  Lightwood  m  the  parish  of  Norton  co  Derby, 
of  all  that  his  messuage  etc  called  Lightwood,  with  all  houses,  buildings, 


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barnes,  stables,  orchards  etc;  and  all  his  lands,  meadows,  pastures,  woods 
etc,  then  in  the  occupation  of  the  said  William  Gill;  also  two  messuages 
or  cottages  in  Lightwood  and  Himesworth,  then  occupied  by  James 
Townend  and  Robert  Cartwright,  all  of  which  the  said  William  Gill  lately 
had  to  him  and  his  heirs  of  the  gift,  grant  and  feoffment  of  John  Gill  his 
father  deceased;  and  all  other  the  freehold  hereditaments  of  William  Gill 
in  the  parish  of  Norton;  and  all  deeds,  charters  etc.  The  said  William 
Gill  transferred  the  same  to  George  Gill  of  Haselhirst  (Norton)  yeoman, 
Edward  Gill  of  Norton  yeoman,  John  Parker  of  Little  Norton  yeoman 
and  Roland  Revell  of  Coal  Aston  yeoman,  upon  trust  for  the  said 
William  Gill  and  the  heirs  male  of  his  body  lawfully  begotten;  and  in 
default,  for  the  said  George  Gill  for  life  without  impeachment  of  waste, 
wilful  waste  only  excepted;  and  after  his  decease,  for  the  said  Edward 
Gill  and  the  heirs  male  of  his  body  etc;  with  ultimate  remainder  to  the 
heirs  of  Edward  Gill  for  ever.  Power  of  revocation  reserved  to  William 
Gill.  Memorandum  of  livery  of  seisin  in  the  presence  of  W^m  Lee, 
John  Steven  alias  Urton,  Leonard  Gill,  William  Rollenson,  William  .  .  .  , 
Nicholas  Ingham.     Vellum:  17ix  10,  seal  missing. 

541  (1594-5)    March    1st,    in    the    37th   year   of    Elizabeth.      Indenture    of 

Bargain  and  Sale  (Engl.)  from  Edwarde  Bullocke  of  Onnston  co  Derby 
gentleman  and  Raffe  Bullocke  gentleman  his  son  to  John  Bullocke  of 
Derley  co  Derby  esquire,  of  a  messuage  with  appurtenances  in  Jorden- 
thorpe  in  the  parish  of  Norton  co  Derby,  then  in  the  tenure  of  Robert 
Hollande  and  John  Hollande,  and  of  land  and  tenements  in  Norton  late 
the  inheritance  of  William  Bullocke  father  of  Edwarde  Bullocke,  excepting 
seven  years  of  an  unexpired  lease  of  the  premises  to  Robert  Hollande  and 
the  chief  rents.  The  grantors  also  covenanted  that  any  conveyances  to  be 
made  concerning  the  premises  by  Gilbert  Earl  of  Shrewsbury  or  the  heirs 
of  Richard  Nedham,  Henry  Nedham,  and  Ottewell  Nedham  gentlemen 
deceased,  should  be  to  the  sole  use  of  John  Bullocke.  Witnesses: 
Edmund  Stephenson,  Henry  Bullocke,  James  Bullocke,  Willian  Sympson, 
Francis  Bullocke,  George  Bullocke.  Vellum:  one  skin  22  X  13,  two  seals 
non-armorial. 

355  (1594-5)    March    1st,  in   the   37th   year  of   Elizabeth.     Bond   (Lat.  and 

Engl.)  from  Edward  Bullocke  of  Onnston  co  Derby  gentleman  to  John 
Bullocke  of  Darley  in  the  same  county  esquire  in  ^400,  to  perform 
covenants  contained  in  two  indentures  of  even  date,  wherein  the  daughters 
of  Edward  Bullocke,  their  husbands,  his  son  Fraunces,  and  the  heirs  of 
the  daughters  and  of  Fraunces,  were  bound  to  give  assurance  and 
conveyance  of  certain  lands  when  required,  and  Edward  Bullocke  agreed 
to  procure  a  release  from  Gilbert  Earl  of  Shrewsbury  before  Michaelmas 


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1595.  Witnesses:  Edmund  Stephenson,  Francis  BuUocke,  Henry 
Bullocke,  James  Bullocke,  George  Bullocke,  William  Sympson.  Vellum: 
one  skin  ll^xSi,  one  seal  non-armorial.     Notes:  see  number  294  below. 

(1595)  March  31st,  in  the  37th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Deed  of  Feoffment 
(Lat.)  from  Edward  Bullocke  of  Onnston  co  Derby  gentleman  and 
Ralph  Bullock  his  son  and  heir  to  John  Bullocke  of  Derley  in  the  same 
county,  of  a  messuage  in  Jordanthorpe  in  the  parish  of  Norton  in  the 
same  county,  then  in  the  occupation  of  Robert  Holland  and  John  Holland, 
together  with  all  appurtenances  belonging  to  the  donor,  his  father  William 
Bullocke  or  his  grandfather  Philip  Bullocke:  power  of  attorney  to  James 
Bullocke  and  Thomas  More  to  deliver  seisin.  Witnesses:  Edmund 
Stephenson,  William  Sympson,  Henry  Bullocke,  James  Bullocke,  George 
Bullocke,  Francis  Bullocke,  (of  seisin  on  23rd  April)  Richard  Cooke, 
William  Rawlinson,  John  Spencer,  Thomas  Hallum,  Francis  Bate,  George 
Brownell,  Robert  Holland  junior,  Hugh  Rawlinson  and  Henry  Tayler 
clerk.  Vellum:  one  skin  14^X92,  two  seals  non-armorial,  badly 
preserved. 

1595  within  fifteen  days  of  Easter  (April  20th),  in  the  37th  year  of 
Elisabeth.  Final  Concord  (Lat.)  in  duplicate,  between  John  Bullocke 
esquire  plaintiff  and  Edward  Bullocke  gentleman,  Joan  his  wife, 
Ralph  Bullocke  and  George  Bullocke  gentlemen  deforciants ;  whereby 
the  latter  quitclaim  to  the  former,  a  messuage,  garden,  orchard,  30  acres 
of  land,  10  acres  of  meadow,  30  acres  of  pasture,  10  acres  of  wood,  and 
20  acres  of  gorse  in  Jordenthorpe  and  Norton  co  Derby,  in  consideration 
of  ;^80.     Vellum:  one  skin  15i  X  5. 

(1595)  November  26th,  in  the  38th  year  of  Ehzabeth.  Release  and 
Quit  Claim  (Engl.),  from  Gilbert  Earl  of  Shrewsbury  K.G.  to  John 
Bullocke  esquire,  of  certain  lands,  tenements  and  hereditaments  in  Jorden- 
thorpe, in  consideration  of  the  fact  that  Edward  Bullocke  of  Ounston  in 
the  county  of  Derby  had  then  lately  sold  and  conveyed  those  lands  to 
John  Bullocke,  and  had  not  the  former  release  in  his  custody.  Witnesses: 
John  Bamf orth.  Vellum :  one  skin  9^  x  7,  seal  of  Shrewsbury  in  good 
condition.     Notes:  there  is  a  good  signature  of  Gilbert  Shrewsbury. 

(1595-6)  January  26th,  in  the  38th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Bond  (Lat.  and 
Engl.)  from  Francis  Fitzherbert  of  Tissington  co  Derby  esquire,  to  John 
Bullocke  of  Derley  in  the  same  esquire  in  ;^2400,  to  carry  out  a  marriage 
settlement,  concluded  on  the  marriage  of  the  above  Francis  and  Elizabeth 
daughter  of  John  Bullocke.  Witnesses:  Baptist  Trott,  Jhon  Bullocke, 
Henry  Bullocke,  William  Simpson,  Robert  Topples.  Vellum:  one  skin 
12X9^,  seal  missing. 


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685  (1601)  August  22nd,  in  the  43rd  year  of  Elizabeth.     Deed  of  Settlement 

(Eng.)  made  between  John  Parker  of  Little  Norton  co  Derby  yeoman 
and  Thomas  Bright  of  Carbrooke  in  the  parish  of  Sheffield,  whereby 
it  was  agreed  that  John  Parker,  eldest  son  of  John  Parker  party 
thereto,  should  before  the  Feast  of  Saint  Michael  the  Archangel  then 
next  following,  marry  and  take  to  his  wife  Dyonise  daughter  of  the 
said  Thomas  Bright,  if  she  the  said  Dyonise  would  thereunto  con- 
sent and  the  "  lawes  ecclesiastical  1  of  this  Realme  shall  permytt "  ; 
and  that  the  said  Dyonise  should  before  the  said  feastday,  likewise 
marry  and  take  to  her  husband  the  said  John  Parker  the  son,  if  he 
thereunto  consent  and  the  laws  etc  permit ;  and  it  was  further  agreed 
that  the  said  John  Parker  the  father  should  enfeoff  and  confirm  unto 
Henry  Bright  of  Whorlawe  co  York  yeoman,  John  Stanyforth  of  Darnall 
in  the  same  co  yeoman,  Gabriell  Parker  of  Oakes  in  the  parish  of  Norton 
aforesaid  yeoman  and  George  Bullus  of  Nepesend  co  York  yeoman,  of  all 
and  every  the  messuages,  cottages,  lands,  tenements  and  hereditaments  of 
him  the  said  John  Parker  the  father,  within  "  the  Hamlette,  parish  fieldes 
and  territories  of  Litle  Norton  and  Norton  "  and  elsewhere  in  the  said 
county,  or  realm  of  England  ;  to  the  several  uses  therein  declared. 
Witnesses :  Jasper  Fisher,  Henry  Bright,  John  Stanyforth,  George 
Bullus,  Thomas  Beggen,  Hugh  Rawlynson,  Robert  Rollenson,  Thomas 
Biggin,  Thomas  Bright.     Vellum  :  one  skin  19  X    18,  seal  missing. 

665  1601    December    10th,   in  the  44th   year    of   Elizabeth.      Contemporary 

copy  of  a  Charter  (Lat.)  confirming  a  grant  from  Phillip  Gill  of 
Lightwood  in  the  parish  of  Norton  yeoman  to  Leonard  Gill  his  brother, 
of  all  and  singular  the  lands  and  tenements  therein  mentioned  namely  ; 
a  piece  of  land  situate  in  Norton  aforesaid  in  a  certain  place  called  Clay 
Landes  containing  by  estimation  2  acres ;  and  another  piece  there  in 
Middle  Lowedge  containing  1  acre  li  roods  and  2  perches  ;  and  another 
piece  containing  J  acre  16  perches  and  11  yards,  lying  in  the  east  part  of 
a  certain  close  called  Little  Claylandes  in  the  occupation  of  John  Parker 
of  Little  Norton  ;  and  another  piece  there  containing  h  rood  15  perches 
and  9  yards  with  the  appurtenances  in  Nether  Lowedge  ;  and  one  other 
piece  there  containing  1  rood  and  12  perches,  also  in  Nether  Lowedge  ; 
and  one  other  piece  containing  1  acre  i  rood  and  12  perches  in  Norton 
aforesaid  in  a  certain  place  called  Over  Lowedge  then  or  then  late  in  the 
occupation  of  Edward  Gill ;  and  also  a  piece  of  land  containing  1  acre 
1  rood  and  16  yards  lying  in  Over  Lowedge  then  or  then  late  in  the 
occupation  of  Anthony  Bright ;  and  all  right,  title  etc,  to  hold  of  the  capital 
lord  of  the  fee,  by  services  owing  and  of  right  accustomed.  Witnesses  : 
William  Lee,  George  Roper,  John  Cowley,  Francis  Bigger,  James 
Creswick,  William  Wadsworth,  Thomas  Eyre.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
12i  X   I2i  no  seal. 


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1602  August  25th,  in  the  44th  year  of  EHzabeth.     Deed  of  Barg-ain  and 

Sale  (Lat.)  from  Gabriel  Parker  of  Okes  in  the  parish  of  Norton  co  Derby 
to  Phihp  Gill  for  ;^15,  of  a  messuage  or  cottage  and  a  close  in  Hymsworth. 
Witnesses :  Edward  Gill,  Thomas  Kent,  William  Brownell,  John  Parker 
junior,  and  George  Brownell  junior.  Vellum  :  one  skin  14  X  9,  seal 
missing.     Notes  :  compare  number  660. 

1602  August  26th,  in  the  44th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Release  and  Quit 

Claim  (Lat.)  from  John  Parker  senior  of  Okes  in  the  parish  of  Norton 
CO  Derby  yeoman,  Antony  Parker,  George  Parker,  Gabriel  Parker  and 
John  Parker  junior  sons  of  the  same  John  Parker  senior  to  Philip 
Gill  of  Lightwood  of  the  same  parish  yeoman,  of  a  messuage  or  cottage 
with  appurtenances  in  Hymsworth  in  the  parish  of  Norton;  and  a  close 
called  Overcroft,  lying  between  land  of  John  Stuart  called  Morcroftes, 
land  lately  belonging  to  John  Gill,  land  of  John  Stuart  and  a  lane  leading 
from  Norton  to  Lightwood,  which  messuage  and  close  were  then  recently 
acquired  by  Philip  Gill  from  Gabriel  Parker,  and  were  then  formerly  in 
the  tenure  of  William  Brownell.  Witnesses :  Wm  Lee,  Edward  Gill, 
Thomas  Kent,  William  Brownell,  George  Brownell  junior,  James  (?) 
Tayler,  Roger  Webstar,     Vellum  :  one  skin  15X9,  five  seals  missing. 

1605  May  11th,  in  the  3rd  year  of  James  I.     Indenture  of  Settlement 

(Eng.)  made  between  John  Bullock  of  Derley  co  Derby  esquire  of  the  1st 
part  John  Bullock  gent,  eldest  son  and  heir  apparent  of  the  said  John,  of 
the  2nd  part  and  Fraunces  Fitzherbert  of  Tissington  co  Derby  esquire, 
Roger  Manners  of  Whitwell  co  Derby  esquire  and  Baptist  Trott  gent  of 
the  3rd  part;  whereby,  after  reciting  a  former  settlement  of  the  15th 
March,  in  the  30th  year  of  Elizabeth,  made  by  the  said  John  Bullock  on 
himself  and  his  sons  John,  Francis  and  Henry,  which  he  subsequently 
revoked;  the  said  John  Bullock  resettled  his  lands  in  Derley,  Derby, 
Marton,  Alestrie,  Norton  and  elsewhere  (except  lands  in  Hognoston, 
Ashborne,  Brampton  and  Chesterfield)  to  the  uses  therein  declared. 
Witnesses  :  William  Simpson,  Francis  Roe,  John  Lant,  Richard  Leborne, 
Rauff  Marshall,  John  Blunt,  Vmcente  Willson,  Robert  Hulme,  George 
Wilkinson,  Richard  Dalport.  Vellum  :  one  skin  26  X  21,  three  seals  ;  one 
is  armorial,  two  are  broken  and  obscure,  a  fourth  seal  is  missing. 

(1606)  March  25th,  m  the  4th  year  of  James  L  Deed  of  Settlement 
(Engl.)  by  John  Parker  of  Little  Norton  co  Derby  yeoman  and  John 
Parker  his  son  and  heir  apparent,  on  the  marriage  of  the  latter  to  Jane 
Bate,  daughter  of  James  Bate  of  Jordenthorpe  (Norton)  yeoman,  of  one 
third  part  of  the  lands  and  tenements  of  John  Parker  the  elder,  as  the 
same  third  part  was  then  "  sett  forthe,  parted,  divided  and  mentioned  "  ; 


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that  was  to  say,  of  one  "  parler  wherein  is  a  chymney,"  and  of  one 
"  chamber  over  the  same  parler,"  being  within  and  parcel  of  his  mansion 
dwelling-house  in  Little  Norton  ;  and  of  "  three  bayes  of  a  new  shyfted  (?) 
or  builded  house  or  barne  "  in  Little  Norton,  with  free  "  lyberty,  entrey, 
egresse,  outgresse  and  regresse  "  in,  to,  from  and  through  the  same ;  and 
"  lykewyse  the  fould  "  of  the  said  house  or  to  the  same  belonging  ;  with 
"lyke  lyberty  into,  out  and  from  the  kytchen  and  oweyn  belonginge  to 
the  said  mansion  house,  for  their  necessary  use  and  using  thereof  and 
therein  "  ;  and  also  of  all  and  singular  the  closes  called  Brome  Storth, 
Would  Storth,  Longe  Storth,  Thistle  Storth,  Houle  Storth,  Johnsettwood 
Knowle,  Healowe  Meadowe ;  and  also  of  three  lands  in  Lowage,  lying  in 
the  east  side,  next  to  the  said  James  Bate's  ground  or  close  there,  for  the 
joint  lives  of  the  said  John  and  Jane  and  the  survivor  of  them,  and  their 
male  heirs  etc ;  remainder  to  George  Parker  second  son  of  the  said  John 
and  his  heirs  male  etc ;  remainder  to  William  Parker  third  son  of  the  said 
John  and  his  heirs  male  etc ;  remainder  to  the  right  heirs  of  John  the 
father  for  ever ;  and  of  and  in  all  the  residue  of  all  the  lands  etc  of  the 
said  John  the  father  (i.e.  the  remaining  two  thirds),  to  the  use  of  him  the 
said  John  for  life,  without  impeachment  of  waste ;  and  afterwards  of  a 
"  thyrd  parte  "  of  the  same  premises  to  the  use  of  Cyssiley,  wife  of  John 
the  father  for  life  etc.  Witnesses :  John  Bullock,  Richard  Stansall, 
Phillipe  Stansall.  Vellum  :  one  skin  20  X  12,  two  large  seals  of  red  wax, 
non-armorial.  Notes :  this  is  an  interesting  deed,  the  language  and 
spelling  are  quaint. 

724  1606    April  28th,  in  the  4th  year  of  James  1.     Indenture  of  Bar^fain 

and  Sale  (Engl.)  from  John  Parker  of  Lees  Hall  co  Derby  gent  to 
Robert  Hawkesworth  the  elder  of  Ughill  in  the  Chapelry  of  Bradfield 
CO  York  yeoman,  of  a  messuage  in  Gledlees  (Gleadless)  co  York  in  the 
occupation  of  William  Barnes,  and  several  closes  called  Upper  Storth, 
Nether  Storth,  Cherrytree  Dole  and  Little  Dole  Close.  Covenant  by  the 
said  John  Parker  for  himself  and  Mary  then  his  wife  and  the  heirs  of  him 
the  said  John,  and  Francis  his  younger  brother,  for  further  assurance. 
Witnesses :  Roland  Morwod,  John  Maryott,  John  Hawkesworth,  Thomas 
Hawkesworth,  William  Frith,  Thomas  Bromhed,  Ja  Creswicke.  Vellum: 
one  skin  25  X  14,  seal  bears  no  impression. 

714  1607  July  24th,  in  the  5th  year  of  James  L     Indenture  of  Bar^fain  and 

Sale  (Engl.)  by  which  John  Parker  of  Lees  Hall  in  the  parish  of  Norton 
esquire,  in  consideration  of  iri60,  conveyed  and  granted  to  Thomas 
Stringer  of  Hymsworth  in  Norton,  lands  containing  six  acres  in  Over 
Whisnowe,  Middle  Whisnowe,  and  Nether  Whisnowe  in  Hymsworth, 
which  were  then  late  in  the  occupation  of  Thomas  Hudson,  of  the  demise 


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of  the  said  John  Parker  or  of  John  Parker  esquire  then  deceased,  father 
of  the  said  John.  In  the  description,  the  following  names  of  persons 
and  places  occur;  namely,  HoU  Clough,  John  Urton  alias  Stevens,  George 
Wigfall,  Great  Birches,  Marie  Hole,  Little  Birches,  Richard  Bower, 
Edward  Wilson,  Anthony  Urton  alias  Steven.  Witnesses :  Thomas 
Toller,  George  More,  Henry  Tayler,  Thomas  Hudson,  Nathaniel  Chap- 
man, Ja  Creswicke,  William  Bore.  Vellum  :  one  skin  25  x  19,  seal 
missing. 

1608    May  1st,  in  the  6th  year  of  James  I.       Indenture  of  Settlement 

(Engl.)  made  between  John  Bullocke  of  Darleighe  co  Derby  esquire  of 
the  one  part  and  Sir  Henry  Fanshawe  of  Ware  Park  co  Hert  knight, 
"the  Kings  Highnes'  Remembrancer  of  the  Exchequer"  and  Thomas 
Fanshawe  of  Jenkins  co  Essex  esquire  "his  Majesty's  Auditor  of  the 
Duchye  of  Lancaster  in  the  north  parts  "  of  the  other  part ;  on  the  then 
intended  marriage  of  the  said  John  Bullocke  with  Katherine,  the  second 
daughter  of  Thomas  Fanshawe  then  late  of  Ware  Parke  aforesaid  esquire 
deceased,  late  Remembrancer  of  the  late  Queen  Elizabeth  in  the  said 
Exchequer,  and  sister  of  the  said  Sir  Henry  and  Thomas  Fanshawe. 
The  settled  property  included  the  capital  mansion  house,  and  site  of  the 
then  late  dissolved  monastery  of  Darleigh,  the  manor  of  Grenehill,  and 
Norton  Hall ;  in  the  description  of  which,  the  following  names  of  persons 
and  places  occur ;  namely,  Robert  Holland,  William  Bate,  Little  Norton, 
Henry  Maure,  Anthony  Maure,  Heynor  co  Derby,  William  Stevens, 
John  Baggelye,  Thomas  Bourne,  Lawrence  Brearelye,  Quarne  alias 
Quarnedon,  John  Walker,  Thomas  Walker,  widow  Boote,  Derby,  Dar- 
leighe, Marketon,  Markworth,  Alestree,  Greenehill,  Norton,  Bradway, 
Birchett,  Woodcytes,  Beauchieffe,  Little  Lees,  Little  Norton,  Dronfield, 
Duffeld,  Burlye,  Hoyner,  Blackwell,  Hillcoates,  Newton.  Witnesses : 
William  Fanshawe,  Edward  Boraston,  Jo  Halilie,  Thomas  Handson. 
Vellum:  one  skin  26  x  18,  one  seal  missing,  the  other  is  in  good  condition 
and  bears  the  arms,  a  chevron  between  three  fleurs-de-lis,  and  for  a  crest 
the  head  of  a  dragon.  Notes  :  this  document  is  executed  only  by  the 
Fanshawes,  and  evidently  there  was  a  counterpart  executed  by  John 
Bullocke. 

(1608)  Trinity  Term  (May  27th  to  June  15th),  in  the  6th  year  of  James  I. 
Recovery  (Lat.)  suffered  by  John  Bullock  esquire  against  Henry  Fan- 
shawe knight  and  Thomas  Fanshawe  esquire,  in  the  manor  of  Greenehill 
with  appurtenances,  50  messuages,  20  tofts,  6  mills,  2  dovecots,  50 
gardens,  2000  acres  of  land,  200  acres  of  meadow,  1000  acres  of  pasture, 
200  acres  of  wood,  and  400  acres  of  heath  in  Derby,  Derleigh,  Marketon, 
Mackworth,  Alesby,  Greenhill,  Norton,  Bradway,  Birchetts,  Woodceyts, 


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Beauchieffe,  Little  Lees,  Little  Norton,  Dronfield,  Duffield,  Quarne  alias 
Quarnedon,  Burley,  Heynyr,  Blackwell,  Hilcoate  and  Newton.  Vellum: 
one  skin  17  X  9,  large  seal. 


647  1608    November   28th,    in    the    6th    year   of   James    I.      Indenture    of 

Bar£:ain  and  Sale  (Engl.)  between  John  Parker  of  Norton  Lees  co 
Derby  esquire  of  the  1st  part,  John  Bullocke  of  Darlye  co  Derby  esquire 
of  the  2nd  part  and  Edward  Deane  and  Henry  Spencer  gentlemen  of  the 
3rd  part,  whereby  John  Parker,  in  consideration  of  three  hundred  and 
three  score  pounds  paid  by  John  Bullocke,  granted  to  him  a  messuage 
called  Cliflfe  Feild  in  Norton  aforesaid,  and  a  cottage  there  in  the  occupa- 
tion of  James  Wardell  and  Stephen  Bamforth ;  one  croft  on  the  backside 
of  the  said  messuage ;  two  closes  called  Cliffe  Feild  Closes ;  one  close 
called  The  Meadow,  on  the  backside  of  a  barn  belonging  to  the  said 
messuage ;  all  that  spring  or  wood  ground  called  Smithie  Wood  ;  two 
closes  called  Nether  East  Cliffe  Feilds ;  three  closes  called  Little  Brome 
Fieldes;  two  closes  (then  divided),  being  the  two  upper  parts  of  a  close 
called  Wheelehouse  Close,  lying  towards  the  south ;  and  one  close  called 
Wheelehouse  Meadow,  to  the  use  of  John  Bullocke  his  heirs  and  assigns 
for  ever.  The  covenants  are  lengthy,  including  one  that  the  freehold 
title  may  be  perfected  by  a  recovery  action ;  and  also  one  not  to  break 
down  the  bank  of  the  river  or  water  goite,  in  the  bottom  of  Wheelehouse 
Meadow ;  and  a  schedule  is  annexed  containing  particulars  of  certain 
lands  of  John  Parker,  excepted  from  the  sale  to  John  Bullock.  In  the 
covenant  and  schedule  the  following  names  of  persons  and  places  occur ; 
namely,  Mary  wife  of  the  said  John  Parker,  Robert  Barnes,  John  Barnes, 
Robert  Eyre,  two  cottages  called  Smythies,  Hyley  Mylne,  a  water  whele 
for  Lees  Broke,  Drye  Meadow,  Wet  Meadow,  Garlicke  Wheele.  Wit- 
nesses: John  Clay,  Godfrey  Clay,  Ri  Reyner,  Thomas  Henderson. 
Vellum:  two  skins,  the  deed  28x21,  and  the  schedule  (attached  at 
fold)  11x6,  two  seals  are  armorial. 


258  (1608)    November    29th,    m    the    6th   year  of  James   I.     Indenture  of 

Bargain  and  Sale  (Engl.)  from  John  Parker  of  Norton  Lees  in  the 
county  of  Derby  esquire  to  John  Bullock  of  Derleigh  in  the  said  county 
esquire,  of  all  and  singular  his  messuages,  lands,  tenements  and  heredita- 
ments in  Norton  or  elsewhere  in  the  county  of  Derby,  the  consideration 
not  being  disclosed.  Witnesses  :  John  Clay,  Richard  Reyner,  Godfrey 
Clay.  Vellum:  one  skin  12  x  8,  the  seal  is  armorial  and  in  good  con- 
dition. Notes:  endorsed  is  a  memorandum  of  enrolment  m  the  Court  of 
Chancery. 


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(1608-9)  the  octave  of  Saint  Hillary  (20th  January),  in  the  6th  year  of 
James  I.  Two  parts  of  a  Final  Concord  (Lat.),  in  an  action  between 
John  Bullocke  esquire  plaintiff  and  John  Parker  esquire  and  Mary  his 
wife  deforciants,  whereby  the  latter  quit  claimed  to  the  former  a  messuage, 
a  cottage,  2  gardens,  2  orchards,  40  acres  of  land,  10  acres  of  meadow, 
40  acres  of  pasture  and  14  acres  of  wood  at  Norton,  in  consideration  of 
;^80.     Vellum  :  one  skin  15x5. 


1608(-9)   February    12th,   in  the  6th  year  of  James  I.      Indenture  of 
Grant  and  Lease  (Engl.)  from  John  Parker  of  Norton  Lees  co  Derby 
esquire  to  John  Bullocke  of  Darleighe  co  Derby  esquire ;  after  reciting 
an  indenture  dated  28th  November  1608  between  the  said  John  Parker  of 
the  1st  part,  the  said  John  Bullocke  of  the  2nd  part,  and  Edward  Deane 
and  Henry  Spencer  of  the  3rd  part,  whereby  John  Parker  granted  to  the 
said  John  Bullock  a  messuage,  a  cottage  and  divers  lands,  then  in  lease 
for  several  terms  of  years  not  then  expired;  subject  to  several  rents,  and 
an  agreement  that  the  said  John  Bullocke  should  have  ;^20  a  year  until 
the  said  several  leases  should  expire ;  the  said  John  Parker  granted  to  the 
said  John  Bullocke  the  reversion  of  all  and  singular  the  houses,  lands  etc 
in  the  joint  or  several  occupations  of  Stephan  Bamforth,  Robert  Barnes, 
John  Barnes,  James  Wardell  and  Robert  Eyre  or  which  were  contained 
in  the  said  several  leases  or  any  of  them  and  not  being  by  the  said  recited 
indenture  limited  to  the  use  of  the  said  John  Bullocke,  after  the  recovery 
thereby  agreed  upon  to  be  suffered :  further  the  said  John  Parker  demised 
and  leased  unto  the  said  John  Bullocke  all  those  houses,  buildings,  closes 
and  parcels  of  land,  meadow  and  pasture  in  the  parish  of  Norton  ;  namely, 
one  tenement  or  house  of  four  bayes  and  an  outshoote  theretofore  used  for 
a  "  bloome  smythie  "  ;  also  one  "  coale  howse  "  near  New  Mylne  ;  also  a 
parcel  of  ground  called  the  Smythiehill,  lying  on  the  south  side  of  the  said 
house ;  and  also  a  wheele,  wheelehouse  or  tenement  serving  for  a  cutlers 
mylne  or  wheele,  being  near  to  the  aforesaid  tenement  sometime  a     bloome 
smythie,"    with    "all  watercourses,    dames,   streames,   dam  steedes,  and 
wheeles  "  thereto  belonging,  or  late  in  the  occupation  of  Richard  Cowley ; 
the   West   Cliffe  then   in  the  occupation  of  Thomas   Hudson;  and  the 
Roughe  Cliffe  and  Carr  Field  then  in  the  occupation  of  John  Greene; 
and  all  other  houses  lands  etc  in  the  parish  of  Norton  or  Norton  Lees, 
then  in  the  occupation  of  the  said  Richard  Cowley  and  the  reversion  and 
reversions  of  the   same,   for  the  term  of  fourteen  years.     Witnesses: 
Ro   Baskafield  (?)....  Johnson.     Vellum:  one  skin  21  X  12,  seal  of 
John   Parker   shows  a  coat  of  arms    with  achievements,   the  arms  are 
quarterly,  at  least  three  coats.      Notes :  it  is  not  clear  why  this  deed  was 
necessary,  as  the  recital  of  the  original  bargain  and  sale  is  incomplete,  but 


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the  reference  to  the  recovery  action  suggests  that  by  oversight  some 
property  had  been  omitted  and  leases  overlooked,  and  this  deed  was 
executed  to  put  matters  right  between  the  parties. 

303  1609    March  25th,  in  the   7th  year   of  James   I.     Charter  (Lat.)  con- 

firming a  grant  from  Francis  Heathcote  of  Chesterfeild  butcher  to  John 
Boro  of  Chesterfeild  blacksmith,  of  a  piece  of  land  in  Chesterfeild,  in  a 
place  called  Blynde  Lane  near  Spitle  Brygg,  recently  acquired  from 
Godfrey  Platts;  and  acknowledging  receipt  from  John  Boro  of  £l  13s  4d 
for  the  same.     Vellum  :  one  skin  9^  x  4^,  seal  missing. 

804  (1609)    June  28th,  in  the  7th  year  of  James  I.     Precept  (Lat.)  under  the 

Great  Seal  to  the  eschaetor  of  Derbyshire  to  deliver  seisin  to  John 
Bullocke  esquire,  of  lands  in  Hognaston  etc.  The  document  recites  that 
an  inquisition  post  mortem  had  been  held  on  the  death  of  John  Bullocke 
esquire  by  the  last  eschaetor  John  Pendocke  esquire,  and  that  it  had  been 
returned,  that  John  Bullocke  died  seised  of  a  messuage  or  farm  in  Hog- 
naston in  the  parish  of  Ashburne  co  Derby  then  in  the  tenure  of  Thomas 
Bradley,  with  appurtenances  and  other  lands  in  the  same,  out  of  which  he 
had,  by  an  indenture  of  21st  September  1603,  created  an  estate  for  his 
second  son  Francis  Bullocke ;  also  of  a  messuage  with  appurtenances 
including  the  site  of  the  dissolved  monastery  of  Darleighe,  1  garden, 
2  orchards,  1  dovecot,  4  mills  in  Darleighe,  300  acres  of  land,  20  acres  of 
meadow,  100  acres  of  pasture,  and  100  acres  of  gorse  and  broom,  lying  in 
Darleighe,  the  parish  of  Saint  Alkmund  and  the  parish  of  Mackworth,  also 
of  3  messuages,  lOj  oxgangs  and  40  acres  of  wood,  in  Great  Norton, 
Little  Norton  and  Jordanthorpe ;  also  of  the  manor  of  Greenehill  in 
Greenehill,  Bradwaye  and  Wood  Seates,  200  acres  of  gorse  and  broom  in 
Greenehill,  Bradwaye  and  Woodseates,  1  messuage,  3  oxgangs  in  Brod- 
waye  (sic),  a  parcel  of  land  in  the  parish  of  Dronfeild  called  Birchett 
More,  2  messuages,  3  oxgangs  in  Woodseates,  1  messuage,  1  oxgang  in 
Lee  Lees  (sic)  in  the  parish  of  Norton  then  in  the  tenure  of  Thomas 
Bartyn,  1  cottage,  \  oxgang  then  lately  acquired  of  John  Parker  esquire, 
1  messuage  in  Brampton  in  the  parish  of  Chesterfeild  then  in  the  tenure 
of  Ralph  Boote  with  appurtenances,  1  cottage  with  appurtenances  then  in 
the  tenure  of  James  Bagshawe,  1  cottage  with  appurtenances  in  Brampton 
then  in  the  tenure  of  .  .  .  Newbold,  1  cottage  with  appurtenances  in 
Brampton  then  in  the  tenure  of  Robert  Cooke,  1  messuage  with  appur- 
tenances in  Blackwall  then  in  the  tenure  of  widow  Boote,  1  messuage  in 
Heighnor  with  appurtenances,  then  in  the  tenure  of  William  Stephens ; 
4  messuages  with  appurtenances  in  Ockbrock,  1  messuage,  6  oxgangs  in 
Quarne  alias  Quarndon,  200  acres  of  gorse  and  broom  called  Burley 
Wood   in   the   parish  of   Duffeild,   3   messuages   with    appurtenances    in 


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Derby  in  the  tenure  of  Thomas  Burne,  Laurence  Breareley,  and  John 
Baggaley  ;  10  acres  in  Derby,  2  messuages  in  Duffeild  in  the  tenure  of 
Anne  Botham  widow  and  Robert  Claver,  and  30  acres  of  land,  4  acres  of 
meadow  in  Duffeld.  Of  these  messuages  and  lands,  those  in  Darleighe, 
except  the  four  mills,  the  manor  of  Greenehill,  those  in  Bradwaye, 
Birchett  More,  Woodseates  and  Heynor  had  been  held  in  chief  by 
military  service,  while  those  in  Great  Norton  had  been  held  by  the  same 
tenure,  as  of  the  Honour  of  Tickhill,  though  in  all  these  cases  the  jury 
were  unable  to  say  for  what  part  of  a  knight's  fee.  The  messuages  etc 
in  Hognaston  had  been  held  in  common  socage  as  of  the  Honour  of 
Tutbury  parcel  of  the  Duchy  of  Lancaster,  the  mills  in  Darleighe  in 
common  socage  as  of  the  manor  of  Eastgreenewiche,  the  messuages  etc 
in  Brampton,  Blackwell,  Ockbrocke,  Burlye  Wood,  Derby  and  Duffeild 
as  of  the  same  manor  in  common  socage  by  fealty  alone,  while  one 
messuage  in  Duffield  was  held  in  common  socage  by  fealty  alone  as  of 
the  manor  of  Fulfeild  parcel  of  the  Duchy  of  Lancaster.  The  jury 
presented  that  John  Bullocke  had  died  12th  October  5  James  I  (1607),  and 
that  John  Bullocke  esquire  his  son  and  heir,  Avas  of  full  age  6th  October 
6  James  I  (1608).  In  consideration  of  the  fact  that  the  latter  had 
paid  all  dues  into  the  Court  of  Wards  and  Liveries,  the  King  gave 
precept  to  the  eschaetor  of  Derbyshire  to  deliver  seisin  to  him  of  the 
above  lands.  Notes:  endorsed  "  a  General  Lyvery  above  value  graunted 
to  John  Bullocke  Esquire."  Endorsements  of  the  Exchequer  and  the 
Court  of  Wards  and  Liveries.  Vellum  :  one  skin  24  X  20,  Great  Seal 
in  yellow  wax,  6  inches  diameter. 

1616  March  29th,  in  the  14th  year  of  James  I.  Counterpart  Lease 
(Engl.)  from  Godfrey  Clarke  of  Somersall  in  Brampton  co  Derby 
gentleman  and  Margarett  Bolsover,  widow  of  Richard  Bolsover  of 
Chesterfield  deceased,  "  by  and  with  the  consent  and  good  liking "  of 
Martyn  Bolsover  heir  of  the  said  Richard,  unto  John  Tupman  of  Chester- 
field bocher  (?)  of  a  capital  messuage  called  Lickarhall,  in  a  certain  street 
in  Chesterfield  called  Saltergate,  for  twenty  one  years,  at  a  yearly  rent  of 
100s  (of  which  50s  went  to  the  said  Margaret  Bolsover,  if  she  should  live 
till  the  end  of  the  term),  and  a  right  of  road  through  an  orchard  (included 
in  the  lease)  was  reserved.  There  is  a  reference  to  Nicholas  Clarke  gent 
deceased,  father  of  the  said  Godfrey.  Witnesses  :  Thomas  .  .  .  .  , 
William  Newsame,  Nicholas  Boulsover,  Nicholas  Clarke,  Martine  Bouls- 
over.     Vellum  :  one  skin  21  x  10,  seal  obscure. 

(1616)  Trinity  Term  (May  31st  to  June  19th),  in  the  14th  year  of  James  I. 
Final  Concord  (Lat.)  between  Thomas  Dent  and  William  Midleton 
plaintiffs  and  Jervase   Lee  alias   Leigh  deforciant,  whereby    the    latter 


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quitclaimed  to  the  former  2  messuages,  7  gardens,  1  orchard  and  90  acres, 
with  common  rights  in  Sheffield,  in  consideration  of  iTlOO,  Vellum  :  one 
skin  13i  X  3i 

726  1617  July  17th.      Faculty  (Lat.)  in  the  name  of  John  bishop  of  Coventry 

and  Lichfield,  under  the  official  seal  of  the  Vicar  General,  appropriating  to 
John  Bullocke  esquire  lord  of  the  manor  of  Norton,  a  pew  or  sitting-place 
in  the  middle  of  the  church  of  Norton,  to  the  south  of  the  doors  of  the 
chancel ;  with  the  right  to  extend  the  pew  to  a  limited  extent,  over  part 
of  the  floor  of  the  church  formerly  occupied  by  the  seat  of  the  vicar,  and 
since  misappropriated  without  authority  by  George  More,  Phillip  Gill, 
Anthony  Steven,  Leonard  Gill  and  Anthony  Morewood.  Vellum  :  one 
skin  14  X  10,  seal  missing.  Notes:  it  appears  from  the  deed  that 
through  non-user  of  the  old  manor  house  pew,  it  had  been  lost ;  and  John 
Bullocke  having  acquired  the  manor,  prior  to  the  date  of  this  faculty, 
evidently  wished  to  have,  as  lord  of  the  manor,  a  pew  in  the  centre  of  the 
church,  instead  of  the  small  pew  in  the  north  aisle,  which  his  father 
formerly  occupied. 

482  1617    October  3rd,  in  the  15th  year  of  James  I.     Indenture  of  Assign- 

ment (Engl.)  from  Humfrey  Cardinall  of  Humby  co  Line  esquire  and 
Mary  his  wife  to  Frauncis  Parker  of  Norton  Lees  co  Derby  gent ; 
whereby,  after  reciting  that  by  a  lease  dated  the  1st  November  1615  from 
the  said  Frauncis  Parker  to  his  elder  brother  John  Parker  all  those  two 
"water  corcce  Milnes"  under  one  roof  called  the  New  Milnes  in  Norton, 
and  4  acres  of  meadow  and  pasture  thereto  belonging ;  and  all  that 
other  water  wheele  called  "a  cutlers  wheele";  and  all  waters,  watercourses, 
streames,  dammes,  wayes,  pathes,  sutes  and  soake  tolles,  customes  and 
services,  freedomes,  priviledges  and  libertyes  "  to  the  same  milnes  be- 
longing;  and  which  the  same  Frauncis  had  then  lately  bought  of  the  said 
John  Parker,  were  demised  for  a  term  of  twenty  one  years  at  a  rent  of 
£2^  ;  and  that  the  said  John  Parker  made  his  will  and  appointed  his  wife 
Mary  executor  and  died  (no  details  given)  ;  and  that  the  said  Mary  Parker 
became  lawfully  possessed  of  the  said  term  and  did  "  take  to  husband  " 
the  said  Humfrey ;  the  said  Humfrey  Cardinall  and  Mary  his  wife 
assigned  unto  the  said  Frauncis  Parker,  all  the  premises  comprised  in  the 
lease  for  the  unexpired  residue  of  the  said  term.  Witnesses :  George 
Savile,  Willm  Jeessoope  (?).  Vellum  :  one  skin  24  X  9,  two  blank  seals. 
Notes  :  this  assignment  seems  to  have  operated  as  a  surrender  of  the 
lease  ;   Humfrey  signs  "  Cardynall  "  and  Mary  "Cardinall." 

679  1620  April  11th,  in  the  18th  year  of  James  L    Indenture  of  Assignment 

(Engl.)  by  James  Bullock  of   Bewcheifc  co  Derby  gent  to  Leonard  Gill 
of  Norton  yeoman,  of  a  close  called  Cleylandes  in  Norton  ;  for  the  residue 


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of  a  term  of  six  hundred  years,  created  by  an  indenture  of  lease  dated  the 
21st  January,  in  the  34th  year  of  Elizabeth  (1591-2).  Witnesses  :  Wm 
Plesington,  Leonard  Webster,  Ja  Creswicke,  Wm  Lee.  Vellum  :  one 
skin  22  X  11,  seal  missing.  Notes :  as  to  the  term  of  six  hundred  years  see 
numbers  676  and  678. 

1620  April  11th,  in  the  18th  year  of  James  I.  Bond  (Lat.  and  Engl.) 
from  John  Bullock  of  Bowcheif  co  Derby  gentleman  to  Leonard  Gill  of 
Norton  in  the  same  county  yeoman  in  ^"60,  to  perform  covenants  contained 
in  two  indentures  of  even  date.  Witnesses  :  Wm  Plesington,  Ja.  Cres- 
wicke, Leonard  Webster,  Wm  Lee.  Vellum  :  one  skin  10^  x  5|,  small 
armorial  seal  in  red  wax. 

(1620)  July  26th,  in  the  18th  year  of  James  I.    Indenture  of  Settlement 

(Engl.)  on  the  then  intended  marriage  of  Sir  Peter  Frecheville  of  Staveley 
CO  Derby  knight  with  Dame  Isabell  Harpur  widow  of  Sir  Richard  Harpur 
knight ;  whereby  the  said  Sir  Peter  covenanted  with  Sir  Gervase  Clifton 
of  Hodsock  CO  Nott,  Sir  Thomas  Wentworth  of  Wentworth  Woodhouse 
CO  York  knight  and  baronet,  Gilbert  Nevill  of  Grove  co  Nott  esquire 
and  Anthony  Eyre  of  Rampton  co  Nott  esquire,  that  he  the  said  Sir 
Peter  would  stand  and  be  seised  of  his  manor  of  Alvaston  and  all  his  lands 
in  Alvaston,  Elvaston,  Ambaston,  Thurlaston,  Boulton  and  Spownden ; 
and  all  that  his  capital  messuage  called  Haselbarrowe  ;  and  all  other  his 
lands  in  Haselbarrowe  alias  Haselborough  Norton  and  Jurdenthorpe ; 
and  of  his  messuages,  lands,  tenements  and  hereditaments  in  Ryston 
Sutton  and  Waghan  in  Holdernes  co  York ;  and  of  his  yearly  rent  charge 
of  ;^125  on  lands  of  the  Right  Honourable  John  Lord  Darcy  in  Aston, 
Wales,  Waleswood,  Todwick  Grange,  Nicho  Wood  and  Hardwick  co 
York,  to  the  use  of  himself  for  life,  without  impeachment  of  waste  ;  and 
after  his  decease,  to  the  use  of  the  said  Dame  Isabell  for  her  life,  for  her 
jointure  and  in  lieu  of  dower ;  and  after  her  decease,  to  the  use  of  the  1st, 
down  to  the  10th,  son  of  the  marriage,  and  their  respective  issue  succes- 
sively in  tail  male.  The  settlement  contains  a  power  of  revocation  under 
certain  conditions  therein  stated.  Witnesses :  Peter  Hitch  (or  Flitch), 
Godfrey  Gran  (?),  Gervase  Browne,  Robert  Browne,  Frances  Walker,  Be 
Middelton,  John  Br  ...  .  Vellum:  one  skin  20X13,  four  seals 
missing,  the  fifth  has  been  torn  from  its  place,  but  is  pinned  to  the  deed 
and  endorsed  "  Harpur " ;  it  bears  the  arms,  on  a  saltire,  five  small 
charges. 

1621  February  18th,  in  the  19th  year  of  James  L    Indenture  of  Barg-ain 

and  5ale  (Engl.)  between  John  Bullock  of  Derleigh  co  Derby  esquire 
and  Thomas  Stringer  of  Himsworth  in  the  parish  of  Norton  co  Derby 


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gent,  whereby  the  said  John  Bullock,  in  consideration  of  /'40  10s  Od, 
granted  to  the  said  Thomas  Stringer  his  heirs  and  assigns  for  ever,  all  and 
all  manner  of  tithes  etc,  being  parcel  or  of  right  belonging  to  the  said 
John  Bullock  as  rector  of  Norton,  and  arising  out  of  the  messuage,  build- 
ings, lands,  tenements  and  hereditaments  of  him  the  said  Thomas  Stringer ; 
such  tithes  having  belonged  to  the  then  dissolved  monastery  of  Beauchief, 
and  were  granted  at  such  dissolution  to  the  said  John  Bullock  by  Richard, 
Robert  and  George  Tyte  of  London  by  an  indenture  of  grant,  enrolled  in 
chancery,  dated  the  1st  March,  in  the  4th  year  James  I  ;  and  which  had 
been  granted  to  them  by  Royal  Letters  Patent  dated  the  8th  February  in 
the  same  year.  In  the  covenant  for  warranty  of  title,  John  Bullock  refers 
to  his  brothers  Francis  Bullock  and  Henry  Bullock.  Witnesses : 
Phillippe  Gill,  James  Bate,  God  Frogat,  John  Rodgers.  Vellum  :  one 
skin  22  X  17,  seal  missing. 

517  1622  November  18th,  in  the  20th  year  James  I.     Assignment  (Engl.)  by 

a  deed  poll  of  George  Greene  of  Little  Norton  co  Derby  corvisor  to 
Henry  Mawre  of  Little  Norton  aforesaid  husbandman,  of  a  cottage  erected 
in  Little  Norton  aforesaid  (about  34  Elizabeth),  together  with  1  rood  of 
ground  thereunto  adjoining,  as  the  same  was  then  meared  and  set  forth, 
for  the  residue  of  a  term  of  80  years,  created  by  an  indenture  of  lease, 
dated  the  28th  March  in  the  34th  Elizabeth,  and  made  between  Anthony 
Blythe  of  Birchett  co  Derby  esquire  and  Richard  Greene  of  Little  Norton 
corvisor  (father  of  George  Greene  party  to  this  assignment),  and  subject 
to  the  payment  of  a  rent  of  16d  a  year,  if  demanded ;  and  doing  suite  and 
service  at  the  Court  Leetes  of  the  said  Anthony,  for  the  manor  of  Norton. 
Witnesses :  Ja  Creswicke,  John  Webster,  John  Butcher.  Vellum  :  one 
skin  17X8,  seal  badly  broken. 

716  1622   December  2nd,  in  the  20th  year  of  James  I.    Indenture  of  Bargain 

and  Sale  (Engl.)  between  Francis  Parker  of  London  gentleman  and  John 
Bullock  of  Norton  co  Derby  esquire,  whereby  the  said  Francis  Parker,  in 
consideration  of  £\20  and  the  tithes  thereinafter  mentioned,  granted  to 
the  said  John  Bullock  "  all  those  two  watercorne  milnes  under  one  roufe 
commonly  called  or  knowne  by  the  name  of  the  New  Milnes,"  with  the 
appurtenances,  situate  in  Norton  "and  one  water  wheele  commonly  called 
a  cutlers  wheele,  used  for  the  grinding  of  sythes  and  knives,  being  within 
or  neere  adioyning  to  the  afforesaid  milnes  with  foure  acres  of  meadow 
and  pasture  "  to  the  same  milnes  belonging,  together  with  "  all  the  soke, 
suit  and  moulture  to  the  said  milnes  or  water  wheele  belonging  or  in  any 
wise  appertayning  "  ;  and  also  all  buildings  "  waters,  rivers,  bankes,  water 
courses,  pooles,  streames,  fishinges,  waies,  suites,  easements,  customes, 
proffittes,  commodities  and  hereditaments "  etc,  then  or  then  late  in  the 


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occupation  of  the  said  Francis  Parker  or  of  John  Parker  esquire  then 
deceased,  elder  brother  of  Francis;  and  the  said  John  Bullock  in  considera- 
tion of  the  grant  of  the  milnes  as  aforesaid,  granted  to  the  said  Francis 
Parker  all  and  all  manner  of  tythes  of  come,  sheaves  and  blade  of  corne, 
hey,  money  for  tythe  hey,  wool,  lambe,  woode,  herbage  and  all  other 
tythes,  profittes,  rentes,  revercons,"  etc  whatsoever,  being  parcel  of  or  of 
right  belonging  to  the  rectory  of  Norton,  arising  out  of  certain  heredita- 
ments, the  inheritance  of  John  Parker,  nephew  of  the  said  Francis  Parker, 
situate  in  Norton ;  in  the  description  of  which  the  following  names  of 
persons  and  places  occur :  namely,  Carrfeild,  Longe  Shereollers,  Midle 
Shereollers,  Folliambes  Shereollers  or  Pond  Feild,  Lees  Crofte,  Newfeild, 
Storrs,  Ryefeilde,  Breary  Feild,  Ashes,  Harey  Cloughe,  Wade  Crofte, 
Thunderbourne  Feild,  Lightwood  Walls,  Hacking,  Upper  Cockshutt, 
Nether  Cockshutt,  Easte  Cliffe,  Roughe  Cliffe,  Weste  or  Meadowe  Cliffe, 
Whitefield,  Whitefeild  Springe,  Hauke  Springe,  Roehaghe,  Roehaghe 
Springe,  Mouse  Parkes,  Water  Storth,  Little  Hanging  Storth,  Blacke 
Storth,  John  Greenes  House  called  the  ClifFyate,  Meadow  Cliffe,  Robert 
Eyres  House  called  The  Smithies,  Dry  Meddowe,  Wett  Meadowe,  Broade 
Water,  Smithie  Wood,  Smithie  Place,  Wheele  House  Meadowe,  John 
Barnes  Wheele,  Broade  Water  called  Sheve  "  which  devydeth  Yorkeshire 
from  Darbyshire,"  Bamforde  House  near  to  Hiley  Milne,  the  dissolved 
monastery  of  Beaucheife,  Richard  Tyte,  Roberte  Tyte,  George  Tyte,  the 
manor  of  East  Greenwich.  Witnesses :  Nicholas  Lowe,  George  Gran- 
vile,  John  Luptonn,  Hammond  Noble,  Richard  Edwards,  Thomas  Bullok, 
Godfrey  Frogat,  Jo  Rodgers,  Nich  Bradbury,  James  More,  Thomas 
Swifte,  Edward  Jackson.  Vellum :  two  skins,  one  30  x  25,  the  other 
30  X  9,  seal  missing.  Notes  :  endorsed  is  a  memorandum  that  the  tenants 
paid  a  penny  in  recognition  of  their  new  landlord  John  Bullock. 

1623  March  26th,  in  the  21st  year  of  James  L     Deed  of  Surrender 

(Engl.)  by  John  Alleyne  the  elder  and  John  Alleyne  the  younger  of  Norton 
CO  Derby  yeomen  to  John  Bullok  of  Darleigh  co  Derby  esquire,  of  their 
interest  in  two  closes  called  the  Healds,  and  another  close  which  was 
parcel  of  a  close  called  Berkenfield  including  a  lane  on  the  north  of  the 
Berkenfield,  all  of  which  belonged  to  a  farm  or  tenement,  which  Edmund 
West  by  an  indenture  of  lease  of  25th  September  10  Elizabeth  had  let 
with  other  properties  to  John  Low  of  Woodseats  carpenter  for  800  years, 
at  a  yearly  rent  of  20s  2d  and  one  hen.  The  entire  property  consisted  of 
a  messuage  called  Houlmhurst  in  Woodseats  Dale  then  in  the  tenure  of 
John  Low  and  of  "  meadowes,  pastures,  feedings  and  commons,"  and  at 
the  time  of  the  present  indenture  was  vested  in  the  Alleynes,  father  and 
son,  with  reversion  to  John  Bullok.  Also  John  Alleyne  senior  and  John 
Alleyne  junior  granted  to  John   Bullok  free   liberty  to  bring  the  river 


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running  by  the  side  of  Berkenfield  into  the  close,  through  the  lower  end  of  a 
close  of  the  Alleynes  adjoining,  and  to  enter  their  lands  to  fish  any  part  of 
the  river  there.  Witnesses:  John  Bullock,  Thomas  Bullocke,  Godfrey 
Frogat,  Thomas  Ball,  Jo  Rodgers.  Vellum  :  one  skin  24i  X  Sh,  one  seal 
missing,  one  non-armorial. 

460  1623  May  30th,  in  the  21st  year  of  James   I.      Indenture   of    Lease 

(Engl.)  from  Charles  Blyth  of  Birchett  in  the  parish  of  Dronfield  co 
Derby  esquire  to  George  Roper  of  the  Bolehill  in  the  parish  of  Norton 
"  sythsmith,"  of  a  cottage  or  dwelling-house  with  the  appurtenances  at 
the  Bolehill  aforesaid,  where  the  said  George  Roper  then  dwelt ;  with  a 
piece  of  common  or  waste  ground,  then  enclosed  whereupon  the  cottage 
was  built,  containing  half  an  acre,  for  a  term  of  fifty  one  years,  at  the 
rent  of  2s  payable  half  yearly,  and  also  yielding  "  one  daie  mowing  in  hay 
harveste."  Witnesses :  Jason  (?)  Blyth,  James  ....  Vellum : 
one  skin  16X8,  seal  obscure.  Notes:  endorsed  is  a  memorandum,  dated 
16th  June  1668,  recording  the  assignment  of  the  above  mentioned  cottage 
by  John  Roper  and  William  Roper  to  Benjamin  Clarke,  in  consideration 
of  £5  15s  Od;  Robert  Wainwright  and  Thomas  Greene  attested  the 
memorandum. 

515  1624  August  2nd,  in  the  22nd  year  of  James  I.     Articles  of  Agreement 

Indented  (Engl.)  between  Richard  Taylor  gent  "  Maior  of  ye  Burroughe 
of  Chesterfeld "  co  Derby,  on  behalf  of  the  mayor,  aldermen  and 
burgesses  of  that  borough,  and  John  Steere  of  the  city  of  Lincoln  jersey- 
man  ;  who,  in  consideration  of  certain  quarterly  payments  and  the  provision 
of  coals,  agreed  to  teach  certain  poor  people  in  Chesterfield  to  work  by 
spinning  of  jersey,  knitting  of  stockings  or  such  other  works  as  the  parties 
to  the  agreement  should  think  most  commodious  for  the  benefit  and  relief 
of  the  poor  people  in  Chesterfield.  Witnesses :  Anthony  Eades  (?), 
Ottewill  Steers,  Samuel  Crashawe,  James  Steer.  Vellum :  one  skin 
15  X  lOi,  seal  missing.     Notes  :  John  Steere  signs  "  Steeare." 

514  1624(-5)  January  28th.     Probate  of  the  Will  (Engl.)  of  John  Rotheram 

of  Eckington  co  Derby  yeoman,  with  grant  from  Oliver  Lord  Protector 
of  the  Commonwealth  annexed,  dated  9th  April  1657  (sic) ;  whereby,  after 
directing  that  he  should  be  buried  in  the  church  or  church  yard  of 
Eckington,  he  bequeathed  unto  Alice  Rotheram  his  mother  /"lO  ;  to  his 
brother  in  law  Thomas  Rent  of  Povye  a  sum  of  twenty  nobles,  then  owing 
to  the  testator  on  bond  of  Francis  Leigh  of  Caldwell  Hall ;  to  his 
god-daughter  Mary  Rent  £5  ;  to  six  of  his  brother  Rent's  children  20s 
each  ;  to  his  niece  Sara  Tayler  (then  a  minor)  ;^20,  which  money  was  in 
Mrs  Wigfall's  hands  of  Curtare  (Carter  ?)  Hall ;  and  a  further  ;^20,  then 


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owing  to  testator  by  John  Tayler  her  brother,  "  which  was  bestowed  about 
the  getting  of  his  Wardshippe "  ;  to  Joseph  Tayler  ^10  ;  to  ElUn 
Rotheram  daughter  of  testator's  brother  WiUiam  Rotheram  ^15  ;  to  Mary 
Rotheram  £5  ;  to  his  servant  Mary  Bolsover  20s  ;  residue  to  his  brother 
Wilham  Rotheram,  whom  he  made  sole  executor.  Included  in  the  grant 
of  probate  is  an  undated  memorandum  (presumably  of  later  date,  but 
attested  by  the  same  three  witnesses  as  the  will),  which  directed  that  his 
brother  in  law  the  said  Thomas  Rent,  and  his  brother  the  said  William 
Rotheram,  should  have  "  full  power  and  right  of  the  wardshipp,  custody  of 
the  body,  lands  and  marriage  of  John  Tayler  in  as  ample  manner  "  as 
testator  might  have  had  "  by  virtue  of  his  maties  Grant  thereof."  Further 
provisions  as  to  a  misunderstanding  of  the  will  of  William  Tayler.  Then 
follows  a  list  of  debts  owing  to  testator  "  without  specialty "  ;  namely, 
John  Howsdon  ;^10  3s  Od;  George  Stones  younger  lis;  widdow  Treeton 
20s;  John  Stones  50s;  William  Wood  10s;  Richard  Shawe  of  Sheffield  9s; 
Richard  Ottinvell  or  Ottuwell  8s ;  William  Rent  40s ;  Richard  Thompson 
13s;  Robert  Cowley  for  rent  16s;  Robert  Finder;  George  Lee;  Thomas 
Newbold;  William  Rent;  James  Cowley;  John  Turner;  Fhilipp  Hobson ; 
James  Hobson  and  the  executors  of  Thomas  Hobson  20s.  The  grant  of 
administration  with  the  will  annexed  is  in  special  form,  it  was  "  given  at 
London  under  the  scale  of  the  Court  for  Frobate  of  Wills  and  granting 
administrations."  It  states  that  William  Rotheram  the  executor  and 
brother  of  the  testator  died  (presumably  after  the  testator)  "  before  he  had 
taken  upon  him"  by  authority  of  that  Court,  the  execution  of  the  will; 
that  Anne  Rotheram  a  minor  was  "cozen"  and  next  of  kin  of  the  testator ; 
and  the  Court  granted  administration  with  the  will  annexed,  to  Alice 
Rotheram  the  mother  and  guardian  of  Anne.  Witnesses :  Robert 
Turner,  Henry  Williamson,  John  Turner.  Vellum  :  two  skins,  the  probate 
19  X  14,  and  the  grant  7i  x  5  ;  the  seal  is  broken. 

(1625)  October  24th,  in  the  1st  year  of  Charles  I.  Writ  (Lat.)  appointing 
Peter  Leighe  knight,  Feter  Fretchville  knight,  Roger  Manners  knight, 
Ellis  Wooderofe  esquire  and  Robert  Bagshawe  gentleman,  to  receive  an 
acknowledgment  from  Stephen,  John,  Creature,  Nicholas,  Ellis  and  John 
Staley,  who  had  been  summoned  to  the  Court  of  Common  Fleas  at  Reading 
in  Haighe  v.  the  above  Stephen  etc.  Signed  '  Foldes."  Endorsed, 
"Will  Jones."  Signed:  T  Leigh,  Robert  Bagshawe.  "  Rec.  vis.  yind. 
Tho  Danett."  This  writ  was  part  of  the  pleadings  which  led  to  a  convey- 
ance of  land  by  final  concord.     Vellum  :  one  skin  13x4. 

(1625)  December  3rd,  in  the  1st  year  of  Charles  I.  Indenture  of  Feoff- 
ment (Lat.)  m  performance  of  covenants  of  even  date  for  the  marriage 
of  Edward  Haighe  the  feoffee  to  Mary  Staley  a  daughter  of  the  feoffor, 


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from  Stephen  Staley  of  the  parish  of  Castleton  gentleman,  to  Edward 
Haighe  of  Birchinlee  in  the  parish  of  Hope  yeoman,  of  various  parcels  of 
land,  meadow,  and  pasture  which  are  not  named,  except  two  parcels 
called  Outfalls,  all  lying  in  or  near  Cowsick,  Redsick,  New  Close,  Glebe 
Land,  Nether  Shutt,  and  the  fields  of  Castleton,  between  or  abutting 
on  the  lands  of  Robert  Eyre  esquire,  Ottiwell  Smyth,  Roger  Barbar, 
Edward  Haighe,  Francis  Savadge,  and  lands  formerly  in  the  tenure  of 
....  Fitzherbert.  Witnesses :  Ellis  Wooderofe,  Francis  Barbar, 
Martin  Hallom,  Miles  Marshall,  Godfray  Marten.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
20^X11. 


438  1625   December   3rd,  in  the  1st  year  of  Charles  I.      Covenant  (Engl.) 

between  Stephen  Staley  of  Redseats  in  the  parish  of  Castleton  gentleman 
and  Edward  Haigh  of  Birchinlee  in  the  parish  of  Hope  yeoman,  whereby 
the  former  conveyed  to  the  latter  the  properties  mentioned  in  number  437, 
with  a  proviso  that  if  within  seven  years  ;^120  were  paid  to  the  latter,  this 
deed  should  be  void.  Witnesses :  William  Ronksley,  Samuel  Dickinson. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  24  x  18. 


518  (1625)   December  21st,  in  the  1st  year  of  Charles  I.     Return  (Lat.)  to  a 

Writ  Capiendi  Recognicionem,  whereby  Stephan  Staley,  John  Staley, 
Creatur  Staley,  Nicholas  Staley,  Ellis  Staley  and  John  Staley  agreed  to 
quitclaim  14  acres  of  land  and  6  acres  of  pasture  in  Castleton  (co  Derby), 
which  Edward  Haghe  then  held.  Witnesses :  Peter  Leight  knight, 
Robert  Bagshaw  gentleman.  Vellum:  one  skin  10X11|,  signed  by  the 
six  Staleys  with  small  blank  seals,  Ellis  Staley  signs  *'  Ellize."  Notes  : 
the  "  return  "  is  one  of  the  steps  in  an  action  for  a  fine. 

414  (1626-7)  March  2Gth,  in  the  2nd  year  of  Charles  I.     Indenture  of  Lease 

(Engl.)  from  John  Bullock  of  Darley  co  Derby  esquire  to  Roger  North 
and  Margaret  his  wife  of  Bradway  in  the  parish  of  Norton,  of  one 
ancient  messuage  with  the  appurtenances,  containing  "  three  bayes  by 
estimation,"  situate  in  Bradway  aforesaid  then  in  the  occupation  of  the 
said  Roger  and  Margaret,  two  barns  thereunto  belonging,  containing  nine 
bayes,  with  all  yards,  gardens,  orchards  and  closes  called  Stoney  Leyes, 
Longe  Meadowe,  Little  Mickley,  Long  Dole,  Brearye  Doles,  Neyther 
Bradway  Banke,  Coweclosse,  Coweshute  Greane  and  Tofts,  (timber  and 
minerals  excepted) ;  for  the  term  of  twenty  one  years,  at  the  yearly  rent  of 
^13  6s  8d  and  subject  to  covenants.  Witnesses:  Godf  Frogat,  Francis 
Bullock,  Jo  Rogers.  Vellum  :  two  skins  joined,  making  one  skin  21i  x  20, 
seal  of  red  wax  bears  a  lion  rampant. 


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1627  July  24th,  in  the  3rd  year  of  Charles  I.     Deed  of  Bargfain  and 

Sale  (Engl.)  at  a  fee  farm  rent  of  20d  yearly,  in  performance  of  a 
covenant  of  even  date  by  Anthony  Eyre  of  Rampton  in  the  county  of 
Nottingham  esquire  and  Gervase  Eyre  his  son  and  heir  to  Thomas  Forthe 
of  Chesterfeld  butcher,  of  two  cottages  with  closes  and  pastures,  called 
the  Cowclose  or  Tenter  Close  and  Oake  Close,  lying  in  or  adjacent  to 
Chesterfeld,  the  high  road  from  Chesterfeld  to  Brampton  Moore,  the  lands 
of  William  Earl  of  Devon,  the  lands  of  the  heirs  of  George  Revell  esquire 
deceased,  the  river  called  Hipper,  the  land  of  the  late  dissolved  guilds, 
the  manor  of  Boythorpe,  the  land  of  the  heirs  of  Godfrey  Foljambe  late 
of  Walton  esquire  deceased,  the  land  of  Godfrey  Webster  and  the  lands 
of  the  heirs  of  Edward  Crashawe  deceased  ;  which  cottages  etc  then  or  late 
were  in  the  tenure  of  Robert  Adamson,  Emmott  Tupman  and  Thomas 
Forthe.  Power  of  attorney  to  Nicholas  Clarke  gentleman,  and  William 
Fox  to  deliver  seisin.  Witnesses  :  Eustace  Braham,  Willyam  Foxe, 
Richard  Collice,  Anthony  Lee;  (of  seisin,  3rd  April  1629)  Paula  Fletcher, 
John  Stones,  William  Milnes,  Francis  Rollenson,  Robert  Turner,  Thomas 
Wainwright.  Vellum:  one  skin  14  x  11,  two  seals.  Notes:  the  vendors 
warranted  possession  against  themselves  and  the  heirs  of  Garvase  Eyre, 
late  of  Laughton  in  the  county  of  York  esquire  deceased,  father  of  Anthony 
Eyre  the  vendor. 

1627  the  octave  of  Saint  Michael  (6th  October),  in  the  3rd  year  of 
Charles  I.  Final  Concord  (Lat.),  two  parts,  between  Cristoper  Hatton 
knight,  William  Fanshawe  esquire,  Henry  Condie  gentleman  and  Godfrey 
Froggott  gentleman  plaintiffs  and  John  Bullock  esquire  deforciant, 
whereby  the  latter  quitclaimed  to  the  former  14  messuages,  8  cottages, 
14  gardens,  14  orchards,  350  acres  of  land,  40  acres  of  meadow,  250  acres 
of  pasture,  12  acres  of  wood  and  100  acres  of  gorse  and  heath,  in  Derby, 
Norton,  Greenehill,  Bradway,  Woodsette,  Lees,  Beauchiffe,  Coldaston, 
Okebrooke,  Duffield,  Burleigh  and  Quarne.  The  consideration  was  /'400. 
Vellum  :  each  one  skin  15  X  5. 

(1628)  June  28th,  in  the  4th  year  of  Charles  I.  Declaration  of  Trust 
(Engl.)  reciting  the  levying  of  a  fine  and  declaring  the  trusts  on  which 
the  plaintiffs  in  the  action  held  the  lands  thereby  vested  in  them  ;  the 
parties  to  this  deed  are  the  same  as  in  number  702,  and  this  is 
one  of  the  deeds  therein  recited,  the  signatures  and  seals  are  identical. 
By  this  declaration  John  Bullock  the  settlor  takes  a  life  estate  and  he  has 
a  power  of  appointment  by  deed.  This  power  of  appointment  he  exercised 
on  the  1st  July  1628.  Vellum  :  one  skin  21  X  17,  for  seals  see  number 
702. 


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702  (1628)  July  1st,  in  the  4th  year  of  Charles  I.     Declaration  of  the  Trusts 

(Engl.)  on  which  Sir  Christopher  Hatton  of  Kerby  co  Northampton 
Knight  of  the  Honourable  Order  of  the  Bath,  Sir  Thomas  Fanshaw  of 
Jenkins  co  Essex  knight,  William  Fanshaw  of  Parstowes  co  Essex 
esquire,  Henry  Condy  of  Allestrie  co  Derby  gent  and  Godfry  Froggatt 
of  Mathfield  co  Staff  gent  held  extensive  properties  in  Norton,  settled 
by  John  Bullock  of  Darley  co  Derby  esquire  on  his  four  daughters 
Katherine,  Dorothy,  Isabell  and  Alice.  Witnesses:  Jo  Bullocke,  Lio 
Fanshawe,  Charles  Colman,  Francis  Bullock,  William  lies,  John  Bullock, 
Jo  Rogers.  Vellum  :  one  skin  29  X  23,  five  large  seals  of  red  wax,  four 
of  which  are  armorial,  three  show  a  coat  of  arms  with  crest  helmet  and 
mantling,  the  fourth  bears  the  crest  of  Henry  Condy  who  signs  his  name 
"  Cundy."  Notes :  the  deed  contains  recitals  of  two  deeds  dated  the 
previous  month. 


689  1628  November   24th,    in    the   4th    year   of    Charles    1.     Indenture   of 

Settlement  (Engl.)  between  John  Parker  the  elder  of  Little  Norton 
CO  Derby  yeoman  of  the  one  part  and  Gabriell  Parker  of  Hymesworth  in 
Great  Norton  and  Thomas  Parker  of  Holmesfield  yeoman  of  the  other 
part,  whereby  all  those  messuages  or  tenements,  cottages,  houses,  edifices, 
buildings,  orchards,  gardens,  foulds,  yards,  arable  lands,  meadows  etc 
situate  in  Little  Norton  and  Great  Norton  then  or  then  late  in  the  holding 
of  John  Parker  the  elder  and  of  George  Parker  his  brother,  were  settled; 
as  to  a  moiety  or  half  part,  to  the  use  of  John  Parker  the  elder  for  life, 
with  remainder  to  John  Parker  the  younger  "  eldest  sonne  of  him  the 
said  John  the  feoffor  "  his  heirs  and  assigns  for  ever ;  except  and  reserved 
to  and  for  Anne  then  wife  of  the  said  John  Parker  the  settlor,  one  parlour 
and  one  chamber  in  the  then  mansion  house  of  the  said  John  meete  and 
fitt  for  hir  the  said  Anne  to  lodge  and  dwell  in,  with  free  egresse  "  etc ; 
one  close  commonly  called  Wall  Storth  ;  one  other  close  called  Long 
Storth  ;  one  other  close  called  Thissle  Storth ;  one  other  close  called 
Broom  Storth,  and  one  other  close  commonly  called  Pigman  Crofte,  which 
said  parlour,  chamber  and  closes  should,  from  and  after  the  decease  of  the 
said  John  Parker  the  elder,  remain  and  be  for  the  said  Anne  "  in  name  of 
her  joynture  or  dower  "  ;  and  after  her  death  to  the  said  John  Parker  the 
younger ;  and  as  to  the  other  moiety  or  half  part,  to  the  use  of  the  said 
John  Parker  the  feoffor,  until  John  Parker  the  younger  married;  and  on 
the  death  of  John  Parker  the  feoffor  or  the  marriage  of  John  Parker  the 
younger,  the  same  moiety  to  go  to  John  the  younger.  Witnesses : 
William  Mower,  George  Parker,  Wilam  (sic)  Parker,  Ralph  Landsall. 
Vellum:  one  skin  23X12,  the  seal  of  light  red  wax  bears  a 
fleur-de-lis. 


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1630(-3l)    March    11th,   in  the   6th  year   of   Charles  I.      Indenture   of 

Exchange  (Engl.)  between  James  Bullocke  of  Greenhill  in  the  parish  of 
Norton  co  Derby  gentleman  and  John  Bate  of  Jordenthorpe  in  the  same 
parish  yeoman;  whereby,  after  reciting  that  James  Bullocke  then  deceased, 
father  of  the  said  James  Bullocke,  and  James  Bate  then  deceased,  grand- 
father of  the  said  John  Bate,  in  their  lifetime  by  word  of  mouth  without 
writing,  exchanged  certain  lands,  and  with  the  intent  that  the  exchange 
might  continue  for  a  term  of  years,  the  said  James  Bullocke  demised  by 
this  deed  of  exchange  to  the  said  John  Bate,  a  close  or  inclosure  called 
Gilden  Sicke  in  Norton  aforesaid,  adjoining  Dikes  Lane  on  the  west,  and 
lands  of  the  said  John  Bate  on  the  east,  Hugh  RoUenson  on  the  north  and 
Dikes  Lane  aforesaid  on  the  south  ;  and  a  piece  of  land  in  Further 
Lowage,  between  lands  of  Leonard  Gill  and  others  (above  named),  for  a 
term  of  700  years,  without  payment ;  in  consideration  whereof  the  said 
John  Bate  demised  unto  the  said  James  Bullocke,  a  close  or  inclosure 
called  Moore  Landes  in  Norton,  lying  between  lands  of  the  said  James 
Bullocke  and  the  lands  of  the  heirs  of  Robert  Bright  deceased  on  the 
south,  and  the  common  or  waste  called  Greenhill  Moore  on  the  north,  for 
a  term  of  700  years  without  payment.  Witnesses  :  Edw  Gill,  Wm 
Blythe,  Richard     ....     Vellum  :   one  skin  18  x  14j,  seal  obscure. 

1632  June  19th,  in  the  8th  year  of  Charles  I.  Marriage  Settlement 
(Engl.)  by  John  Parker  the  elder  yeoman  and  Anne  his  wife  of  Norton, 
on  John  Parker  the  younger  of  Little  Norton  yeoman  his  son  and  heir 
apparent,  on  his  marriage  with  Elizabeth  daughter  of  Geffrey  Robertes 
gent  then  deceased.  The  settled  property  which  was  vested  by  the 
settlement  in  John  Morwood  of  the  Okes  (Bradfield)  co  York  gent  and 
Edward  Urton  alias  Steeven  of  Hymsworth  co  Derby  yeoman  as  trustees, 
consisted  of  the  hall  or  firehouse  of  the  then  mansion  house  of  the  said 
John  Parker  the  elder  in  Little  Norton ;  and  land  in  Norton  and  Little 
Norton.  The  description  of  the  house  is  full  of  interesting  detail,  and  the 
following  field-names  occur ;  namely,  Wallstorthe,  Longstorthe,  Thisle- 
storth,  Broomstorthe,  Piggmanstorthe,  Roundstorthe,  Hoolstorthe,  Little- 
field,  Great  Medowe,  Holowe  Medowe,  and  Lowedge.  Witnesses : 
Rowland  Morewood,  Francis  Robertes,  Ja  Creswicke.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
26  X  13,  one  seal  bears  a  flower  probably  a  thistle,  the  other  two  seals 
are  missing.  Notes :  the  firehouse  was  the  room  where  the  family  fire 
was;  see  Oxford  Dictionary,  also  Addy's  "  Waltheof,"  page  182  note. 

1635  April  20th,  in  the  11th  year  of  Charles  I.     Indenture  of  Barg^ain 

and  Sale  (Engl.)  between  John  Frechevile  of  Staueley  co  Derby  knight  (?) 
of  the  one  part  and  John  Bullocke  of  Darley  co  Derby  esquire,  Henry 
Cundie  of  Alestrie  co  Derby,  Godfrey  Frogatt  of  Norton  co  Derby  and 


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John  Walker  of  Quaraedon  co  Derby  gentlemen  ;  whereby  certain  closes 
in  or  near  Jordenthorpe  in  the  parish  of  Norton  aforesaid,  called  Well 
Meadowe,  Nookes  and  Brierieflatt  ahas  Brierlieflatt  were  granted  to  the  said 
John  Bullocke,  Henry  Cundie,  Godfrey  Frogatt  and  John  Walker  their 
heirs  and  assigns  for  ever.  The  covenants  for  title  include  Sara  wife  of 
the  said  John  Frechevile  and  there  is  a  covenant  "  to  levie  one  fine  of  the 
premises,  together  with  other  things,"  to  the  said  John  Bullocke  and 
Edward  Gill  of  Norton  gentleman  and  the  heirs  of  the  said  John  Bullocke, 
and  to  convey  part  (therein  mentioned)  to  the  use  of  the  said  Henry 
Cundie,  Godfrey  Frogatt  and  John  Walker,  and  the  residue  to  the  said 
Edward  Gill.  Witnesses:  Thomas  Bullok,  Abraham  .  .  .  ,  Isaac 
Villeguise  (?),  James  BuUoke,  Francis  Baker.  Vellum  :  one  skin  23  X  17, 
seal  broken  and  obscure. 

708  1635   April   20th,   in  the    11th  year  of   Charles   I.      Deed   Poll   (Engl.) 

confirming  a  grant  from  John  Fretchvile  of  Staveley  co  Derby  esquire 
to  Henry  Cundie  of  Allestry,  Godfrey  Frogatt  of  Norton  and  John  Walker 
of  Quarne,  of  certain  closes  at  Jordenthorpe  in  Norton,  called  Well 
Meadowe,  Nookes,  and  Bryeryflatt  alias  Bryerlyflatt,  containing  Hi 
acres,  then  in  the  tenure  of  Henry  Brownell.  Phillip  Hemlock  of  Norton 
yeoman  was  appointed  attorney  to  give  possession.  Witnesses  :  Thomas 
Bullok,  Abraham  Guyot,  Isaac  Villequier,  James  BuUoke,  Francis  Baker, 
John  Bulloke,  Francis  Frogat,  Hughe  Rollinsone,  William  Darcye,  Robert 
Cripps,  Michael  Stowe,  Phillip  Hunbacke  (?).  Vellum  :  one  skin  19  x  8i, 
seal  of  red  wax  may  be  armorial. 

640  1635  May  26th,  in  the  11th  year  of  Charles  I.     Indenture  of  Settlement 

(Engl.)  made  between  John  Allen  the  elder  of  Woodseates  in  the  parish 
of  Norton  co  Derby  husbandman  of  the  one  part  and  Elizabeth  Allen  of 
the  city  of  London  spinster,  John  Ragsdale  of  Chesterfield  co  Derby 
weaver,  Lettice  his  wife  and  Katherine  Allen  of  Woodseates  aforesaid 
spinster  of  the  other  part ;  whereby  (after  lengthy  recitals),  in  considera- 
tion of  the  affection  which  the  said  John  Allen  had  for  his  two  daughters, 
the  said  Elizabeth  and  Katherine,  and  of  the  marriage  then  already 
solemnised  between  the  said  John  and  Lettice  Ragsdale,  the  said  John 
Allen  granted,  assigned  and  released  unto  the  said  Elizabeth,  John,  Lettice 
and  Katherine,  a  half  part  of  a  messuage  and  lands  called  Holmhirst,  in 
the  shares  and  on  the  terms  therein  mentioned.  In  the  recitals  and 
description  of  the  land  and  premises,  the  following  names  of  persons  and 
places  occur  :  namely,  Edmund  West  late  of  Darley  Abbey,  John  Lee 
late  of  Woodseates-dale,  Backhouse  Field,  Kilnfield,  Wheatecroft, 
Birkenfield,  Holde,  John  Bullocke,  Thomas  Chapman  of  Heeley  in  the 
parish    of    Sheffield    cutler,    Mary   or    Marie    daughter    of    John    Allen. 


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Witnesses:  Godfrey  Hill,  Humphrey  Pettie,  Robert  Parkes,  Joseph 
Parkes,  William  Barton  the  elder.  Vellum:  one  skin  21  X  19,  seal 
missing, 

(1635)  the  morrow  of  the  Holy  Trinity  (May  24th),  in  the  11th 
year  of  Charles  I.  Final  Concord  (Lat.)  in  an  action  between  John 
Bullock  esquire  and  Edward  Gill  gentleman  plaintiffs  and  John  Frechville 
esquire  and  Sara  his  wife  deforciants,  whereby  the  latter  quit  claimed  to 
the  former  a  messuage,  garden,  orchard  20  acres  of  land,  5  acres  of 
meadow,  15  acres  of  pasture,  etc,  at  Jordenthorpe  and  Norton,  in  con- 
sideration of  /"lOO,     Vellum:   one  skin  13  x  6. 

(1637)  October  1st,  in  the  13th  year  of  Charles  I.     Deed  of  Revocation 

(Engl.)  by  John  Bullock  of  Darleigh  Abbey  co  Derby  esquire,  of  all  and 
every  the  use  and  uses,  estate  and  estates  mentioned,  limited  and  declared 
by  a  settlement  of  the  28th  June,  in  the  4th  year  of  Charles  I  (1628), 
see  number  703.  Witnesses :  Edward  Wenyete  (?),  John  Rea, 
F  .  .  .  Baker.  Vellum  :  one  skin  24  X  ISi,  two  of  the  seals  bear  no 
impression,  the  third  bears  a  shield,  on  which  three  eagles  displayed. 

(1637)  October  9th,  in  the  13th  year  of  Charles  I.     Marriage  Settlement 

(Engl.)  made  between  John  BuUok  of  Darleigh  Abbey  co  Derby  esquire 
of  the  1st  part.  Sir  Robert  Coke  of  Huntingfield  co  Suffolk  knight  and 
John  Coke  of  Halkham  co  Norfolk  esquire  of  the  second  part,  John 
Bullok  the  younger,  son  and  heir  apparent  of  the  said  John  Bullock,  Agnes 
Coke  then  sole  daughter  of  Clement  Coke  late  of  Longforde  co  Derby 
esquire  deceased,  late  brother  of  the  said  Sir  Robert  Coke  and  John  Coke 
of  the  third  part ;  whereby  a  handsome  jointure  was  provided  for  Agnes 
Coke  on  her  marriage  to  John  Bullok  the  younger,  in  full  satisfaction  of 
her  dower,  out  of  all  other  lands  of  her  husband.  The  said  John  Bullok 
in  consideration  of  the  love  and  affection  which  he  had  for  John  his  son 
and  also  for  his  younger  sons  William  and  Thomas,  agreed  with  Sir  Robert 
Coke  and  John  Coke  to  levy  a  fine  of  all  that  capital  messuage  or  mansion 
house  and  site  of  the  then  late  disolved  monastery  of  Darleigh  ;  and  also 
all  and  singular  the  houses,  buildings,  orchards,  gardens,  lands  and 
hereditaments  etc,  and  a  messuage  in  Bradway  in  the  occupation  of  Edward 
North  and  Roger  North ;  also  cottages  in  Greenehill  in  the  occupation  of 
James  Moore  and  Christopher  Rose  ;  also  a  messuage  in  Woodseates  in 
the  occupation  of  John  Barten  and  Richard  Jackson  ;  also  the  manor  of 
Greenhill  with  the  appurtenances  ;  also  all  the  common  or  waste  ground 
in  the  parish  of  Duffeild  called  Burleigh  Woods  ;  also  four  closes  in 
Woodseats  aforesaid  in  the  occupation  of  John  .  .  .  ,  John  Anderton  and 
Dorothy  Stoniforde ;  also  three  closes  in  Beaucheiffe  in  the  occupation  of 


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Richard  Jackson,  James  Moore  and  Gilbert  Nowell ;  also  two  closes 
called  Banck  Closes  in  Woodseats  in  the  occupation  of  Thomas  Moore ; 
also  of  all  that  mill  in  the  parish  of  Norton  called  The  New  Mill, 
together  with  the  forge  and  furnace  then  used  for  iron  works,  situate 
in  Norton  or  Beauchiffe,  and  of  all  such  ground  near  to  the  forge,  furnace 
or  mill  as  was  then  lately  used  "  for  the  laying  or  stacking  of  coales,  iron 
and  ironstone " ;  together  with  the  cottage  in  Woodseats  called  the 
forgemans  house  and  the  storehouse,  wherein  iron  was  usually  laid,  and 
other  lands  in  Woodseats,  late  in  the  tenure  of  John  Sanderson  all  of  which 
premises  were  held  of  His  Majesty  by  knights  service  in  capite  ;  also  four 
water  mills  called  Darleigh  Mills  or  Darwent  Mills  and  other  property  in 
Norton  and  Norton  Lees,  all  fully  described  with  names  of  fields  and 
tenants.  Witnesses :  Edm  Stubbe,  Edward  Wengeve  (?).  Vellum  : 
one  skin  33  x  25,  two  seals  in  good  condition,  one  bears  an  impression 
that  may  be  armorial.  Notes :  this  deed  is  closely  written  on  a  large 
skin,  and  the  above  abstract  does  not  exhaust  its  contents ;  but  only 
indicates  the  lands  affected. 

499  1637(-8)  January  23rd,  in  the  13th  year  of  Charles    I.      Indenture  of 

Settlement  (Engl.)  between  Thomas  Chapman  of  Holmehirst  in  the 
parish  of  Norton  co  Derby  cutler  of  the  one  part  and  Richard  Chapman 
of  Heeley  in  the  parish  of  Sheffield  cutler  and  William  Stringfellow  of 
Wingerworth  co  Derby  ....  of  the  other  part ;  whereby,  after 
reciting  that  Edmund  West  late  of  Darley  Abbey  co  Derby  esquire  by 
indenture  of  lease  dated  25th  September,  in  the  10th  year  of  Elizabeth 
(1568),  demised  unto  John  Lee  late  of  Woodseates  in  the  parish  of  Norton 
carpenter,  a  messuage,  farm,  or  tenement  called  Holmehirst  in  Woodsettes 
Dale,  then  in  the  occupation  of  the  said  John  Lee,  and  closes  called 
Backehouse  Feild,  Kilnefeilde,  Wheatcrofte,  Birkenfeild,  and  Held,  for  a 
term  of  800  years,  at  the  annual  rent  of  20s  2d  payable  halfyearly ;  and 
that  the  estate  and  term  of  the  said  John  Lee  of,  in,  and  to  one  barn  of 
two  bayes  with  an  outshutt  (see  number  498)  adjoining  to  the  north 
end  thereof,  one  bay  of  housing  at  the  south  end  thereof,  the  garden, 
the  south  part  or  half  of  the  fold  as  it  was  then  severed,  Kilnefeilde, 
the  west  side  or  half  of  Wheatcroft  as  then  divided,  and  Birkenfeild  had 
lawfully  devolved  on  John  Allen  of  Woodsettes,  husbandman ;  and  that 
the  estate  and  term  of  the  said  John  Allen,  of,  in,  and  to,  one  of  the  said 
bayes  of  the  said  barn  of  two  bayes  (viz  the  more  westwardly  bay© 
thereof),  with  a  bay  of  housing,  adjoining  to  the  west  or  south  west  end  of 
the  same ;  the  said  garden  ;  all  the  south  part  or  house  of  the  said  fold  (as 
then  divided);  part  of  the  Birkenfeild,  which  was  commonly  called  the 
Intacke ;  and  all  the  west  side  of  Wheatcrofte  (saving  a  parcel  of  the  east 
end  meared  out  from  the  rest)  had  lawfully  devolved  and  come  unto  the 


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said  Thomas  Chapman,  by  an  assignment  thereof  dated  the  29th  January, 
in  the  9th  year  of  Charles  I  (1633-4)  from  the  said  John  Allen  unto  the 
said  Thomas  Chapman  and  Mary  late  wife  of  him  the  said  Thomas 
deceased,  then  by  the  name  of  Mary  Allen  daughter  of  the  said  John  ;  the 
said  Thomas  Chapman  in  consideration  of  the  marriage  then  already 
solemnized,  between  him  the  said  Thomas  Chapman  and  Elizabeth  then 
his  wife  and  daughter  of  James  Stringfellow  of  Wingervvorth  co  Derby 
husbandman,  and  for  a  competent  dower ;  granted  to  Richard  Chapman 
and  William  Stringfellow  all  the  premises  which  had  devolved  on  the  said 
Thomas  Chapman  as  aforesaid,  to  the  use  of  Thomas  Chapman  and  his 
assigns  for  and  during  the  residue  of  the  term  of  800  years,  if  he  happen 
to  live  so  long  (sic),  and  if  he  die  before,  then  to  his  wife  Elizabeth  and 
her  assigns  during  the  term,  for  life ;  with  remainder  to  the  child  or 
children  of  the  marriage  in  tail ;  and  in  default  of  issue,  to  the  use  of  the 
executors,  administrators  and  assigns  of  the  said  Elizabeth.  Witnesses  : 
George  Haslehurst,  Humfrey  Pettie,  James  Stringfellow.  Vellum :  one 
skin  19  X  16,  seal  missing. 

487  1638    December    9th,    in    the    14th    year   of    Charles  I.     Indenture   of 

Settlement  (Engl.)  whereby  Edward  Haigh  of  Birchenlee  within  the 
parish  of  Hope  co  Derby  yeoman  enfeoffed  John  Staley  and  Christopher 
Staley  of  Reddseates  in  the  parish  of  Castleton  yeoman  and  George 
Bagshawe  of  Marshgreene  in  the  parish  of  Chappell  in  le  Frith  yeoman, 
of  a  messuage,  lands,  and  tenements,  with  the  appurtenances,  situate  in  the 
towne,  townefieldes,  precincts,  territories  or  liberties  of  Castleton,  then  or 
late  in  the  holdings  of  Ellis  Hall,  John  Howe,  Ellis  Howe,  Robert  Howe, 
William  Poynton,  Robert  Hall,  Thurston  Trickett,  Robert  Poynton, 
Anthony  Goldstone,  to  hold  to  the  use  and  behoof  of  the  said  Edward 
Haigh  and  Mary  his  wife  for  their  joint  lives  and  the  life  of  the  survivor ; 
with  remainder  to  Edward  Haigh  their  son  and  heir  apparent  for  ever 
more ;  provision  being  made  for  two  younger  sons  Francis  Haigh  and 
Joseph  Haigh,  by  way  of  yearly  annuities  or  rent-charges  on  the  settled 
property.  Witnesses  :  Stephen  Staley,  Wm  Greaves,  Ellis  Bramhall, 
John  Howe,  Francis  Savage.  Vellum  :  one  skin  19  X  20,  seal  of  red  wax, 
not  armorial.  Notes :  memorandum  of  taking  possession  of  Wall  Heade 
and  Halffe  Acre  in  the  name  of  the  whole. 

498  1638  December  9th,  in  the  14th  year  of  Charles  I.    Deed  Indented  (Lat.) 

confirming  a  grant  from  Edward  Haigh  of  Birchenlee  in  the  parish  of 
Hope  CO  Derby  yeoman  to  Robert  Haigh  one  of  his  natural  sons,  of  a 
house  or  barn  containing  two  and  a  half  bayes  (an  English  translation 
inserted  in  the  deed  is  "  two  bayes  and  an  outcast,"  which  is  an  obsolete 
English  word  meaning  outshot  or  built  out)  situate  in  Castleton  co  Derby, 


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at  a  place  called  Lane  Heade  ;  and  several  pieces  of  land  fully  described, 
in  the  description  of  which  the  following  names  of  persons  and  places 
occur ;  namely,  Francis  Savage  of  Castleton  yeoman,  Cowsitch,  Bernard 
Wells  gentleman,  Lord  Fitzherbert,  Ottiwell  Smyth,  Roger  Barber,  an 
Outfall,  Reddsitch,  Neathershutt.  Witnesses  :  .  .  .  .  Greaves, 
Ellis  Bramhall,  John  Howe,  Francis  Savage,  Stephen  Staley.  Vellum  : 
one  skin  14  X  10,  seal  of  red  wax  bears  a  crest,  which  may  be  a  phoenix. 

799  1639  April  9th,  in  the  15th  year  of  Charles  I.     Bond   (Lat.  and  Engl.) 

from  Thomas  Chapman  of  Woodsette  in  the  parish  of  Norton  co  Derby 
cutler,  Richard  Chapman  of  Heeley  co  York  cutler,  and  William  String- 
fellow  of  Wingerworth  co  Derby  husbandman  to  Humphrey  Woodrove 
of  Woodsette  husbandman  and  Margaret  Woodrove  his  daughter  in 
^115,  to  perform  covenants  contained  in  an  indenture  of  even  date. 
Witnesses :  Ja  Creswicke,  Thomas  Chapman,  Robert  Wainwright, 
James  Stringfellow,  W  Wadsworth.  Vellum:  one  skin  10^X4^,  three 
seals  missing. 

709  (1639-40)  January  14th,  in  the  15th  year  of  Charles  I.     Deed  of  Bargfain 

and  Sale  (Engl.)  from  James  Attkin  of  Sickhouse  in  the  parish  of  Norton 
tanner  to  George  Gill  of  Lightwood  (same  parish)  gent,  of  a  close  con- 
taining three  acres  called  Woodcroft,  lying  and  being  in  or  near  Hyms- 
worth,  late  in  the  tenure  of  Richard  Stones  ;  and  another  close  in  or  near 
Hyms worth  called  Townefield  in  the  same  tenure ;  and  all  manner  of 
tithes  of  corn,  hay,  wool,  lamb,  wood,  and  herbage,  to  be  held  of  the 
chief  lord  of  the  fee  by  the  rents  or  services  therefor  anciently  due  and  of 
right  accustomed  ;  the  price  being  £lb.  In  the  covenant  for  quiet  enjoy- 
ment James  Attkin  covenants  to  indemnify  the  purchaser  from  the  jointure 
or  dower  of  his  then  wife  Hellen ;  and  Elizabeth,  then  wife  of  Richard 
Attkin  father  of  the  said  James.  Witnesses :  Leod  Gill,  Ja  Creswicke, 
Thomas  Barton,  Wm  Wadsworth,  Edward  Urton,  George  Bate.  Vellum: 
one  skin  25i  x  13,  seal  missing. 

661  (1639-40)  January  14th,  in  the  15th  year  of  Charles  I.     Bond  (Lat.  and 

Engl.)  from  James  Attkin  of  Sickhouse  in  the  parish  of  Norton  co  Derby 
tanner  to  George  Gill  of  Lightwood  in  the  same  parish  and  county  gentle- 
man in  ^140,  to  perform  covenants.  Witnesses:  Leod  Gill,  James 
Creswicke,  Thomas  Barton,  Wm  Wadsworth.  Vellum  :  one  skin  8i  X  6i, 
one  seal  non-armorial. 

720  1640(-4l)  January   12th,  in  the   16th  year  of  Charles  I.     Deed  declaring 

the  trusts  of  a  post  nuptial  marriage  settlement  (Engl.)  by  John  Blyth 
alias    Rotherham  of   Norton   co   Derby   yeoman,  by   way  of  a  jointure, 


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for  his  daughter  in  law  Dorothy,  daughter  of  Thomas  Bossevile  the  father, 
of  Brewell  co  York,  who  had  married  John  Blyth  eldest  son  of  the  said 
John  Blyth  alias  Rotherham,  and  in  consideration  of  £150  then  already 
paid  by  John  Bossevile  the  father  to  John  Blyth  alias  Rotherham  it  was 
covenanted  and  agreed  that  a  messuage  in  Aston  alias  Cold  Aston  co  Derby, 
where  William  Johnson  then  dwelt,  with  all  landes,  meadows  etc  and  a 
cottage,  in  the  tenure  of  Anthony  White  ;  and  two  closes  called  Collin 
Feildes,  three  closes  called  Riddinges,  one  close  called  the  close  under  the 
hill,  one  other  close  called  the  ....  in  Aston  alias  Cold  Aston ;  also 
his  cheife  messuage  or  mansion  house,  with  the  appurtenances,  in  Norton 
then  in  the  occupation  of  John  Blyth  alias  Rotherham,  and  all  the  lands 
and  grounds  to  the  same,  and  the  closes  called  Over  Bentes  alias  Beast 
Hills,  Long  Bentes  alias  Beast  Hills,  Storres,  Mager  Hay  Meadowe, 
Fligge  Hay  Meadowe,  Pittes,  Cowclose,  New  Close,  and  Great  Bentes, 
should  be  transferred  by  feoffment  to  Thomas  Bossvile  the  father,  John 
Frechwell  of  Maltby  co  York  gent,  Thomas  Bosvile  the  son,  Edward  Gill 
and  Godfrey  Froggatt,  as  trustees  of  the  settlement ;  and  held  by  them 
upon  certain  uses  or  trusts,  which  are  set  out  at  length,  and  in  which  the 
following  names  of  persons  occur,  namely ;  Alice  then  wife  of  John  Blyth 
alias  Rotherham,  William  Blyth  second  son  of  the  last  named  John,  John 
Blyth  deceased  brother  to  William  Blyth  deceased  late  father  of  the  said 
John  Blyth  alias  Rotherham,  William  Blyth  deceased  son  and  heir  of 
Richard  Blyth  who  was  brother  to  the  said  William  Blyth  deceased  father 
of  John  Blyth  alias  Rotherham,  John  Blyth  second  son  of  Richard  Blyth 
deceased.  Witnesses  :  Thomas  Kent,  Phillip  Humbacke,  Thomas  Cart- 
lidge,  William  Blythe,  Richard  Gillat,  T  Wright,  I  Arthur,  .... 
Statham.  Vellum  :  one  skin  26  X  21,  seal  missing.  Notes  :  a  memorandum 
endorsed  states  that  this  deed  was  produced  to  Thomas  Bosvile  clerk,  at  a 
commission  held  at  Sheffield  9th  Octr  1701,  see  number  711.  The  last 
few  lines  of  this  deed  are  full  of  information  for  a  genealogy  of  the  Blyth 
family. 

1641  May  13th,  in  the  17th  year  of  Charles  I.     Declaration  of  Trust 

(Engl.)  by  John  Bullok  of  Darleigh  Abbey  co  Derby  esquire  declaring 
the  trusts  on  which  Sir  Christopher  Hatton,  Sir  Thomas  Fanshaw,  William 
Allestry,  Thomas  Levinge,  Symon  Pecke  clarke,  Henry  Cundy  and 
Francis  Baker  then  stood  seised,  to  them  and  their  heirs,  according  to 
the  custom  of  the  manor  of  Little  Chester,  of  divers  copyhold  messuages, 
cottages,  lands,  tenements  and  hereditaments  situate  in  Quarne  alias 
Quarndon,  Little  Eaton  and  Little  Chester.  The  trusts  were  for  the  said 
John  Bullok  for  life ;  with  remainder  to  Thomas  his  second  son  for  life  ; 
with  remainder  to  John  his  (the  settlor's)  son  and  heir  apparent  in  tail  male  ; 
and  in  default  to  his  (the  settlor's)  son  William  in  tail  male ;  and  in  default 


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to  his  (the  settlor's)  son  Thomas  in  tail  male  ;  and  in  default  to  the  settlor's 
right  heirs  for  ever.  Witnesses:  Robert  .  .  .  ,  G  Frogat,  Edw  Button  (?), 
Thomas  Pierson.     Vellum  :  one  skin  16^  X  7,  seal  broken. 

443  1641  June  29th,  in  the  17th  year  of  Charles  I.     Indenture  of  Agreement 

(Engl.)  between  John  Chambers  of  Derby  yeoman  and  John  Bulloke  of 
Darleighe  co  Derby  esquire,  declaring  that  the  purpose  of  a  recovery 
suffered  by  John  Bulloke  in  the  Trinity  Term  of  that  year  as  tenant 
against  John  Chambers  in  the  "  Mannors  of  Norton  and  Greenehill  .  . 
the  scite  of  the  late  dissolved  Monastery  of  Darleigh  "  and  other  properties 
in  Greenehill,  Darleigh,  Derby,  Mackworth  and  elsewhere  in  the  county 
of  Derby,  was  to  convey  the  properties  to  the  said  John  Chambers, 
for  the  sole  use  of  John  Bulloke  and  his  heirs  (the  recovery  was 
undertaken  to  break  the  entail  and  convert  an  estate  in  tail  into  an  estate 
in  fee  simple).     Vellum  :  one  skin  15X9,  seal  in  paper. 

803  (1643)  April  25th,  m  the  19th  year  of  Charles  I.     Copy  of  Court  Roll 

(Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Ashford  records,  that  at  a  Little  Court  of  the 
Right  Hon.  Christiana  Countess  of  Devon,  John  Wright  surrendered  a 
close  in  Ashford  called  Broadwood,  six  rods  of  land,  lying  upon  a  certain 
ploughland  called  Wollendale  between  land  of  the  lady  of  the  manor  and 
of  John  Greaves,  half  an  acre  of  land  lying  upon  a  ploughland  called 
Beside  Pennyhunck  with  land  of  the  lady  of  the  manor  on  both  sides ;  to 
the  use  of  Richard  Greene,  who  was  admitted  tenant.  Wm  Nicholson, 
sub-steward.     Vellum  :  one  skin  10^  x  3^. 

710  1647    September  25th,   in  the   23rd  year  of    Charles   I.     Indenture  of 

Bargain  and  Sale  (Engl.)  from  John  Bullock  of  Norton  co  Derby 
esquire  to  Leonard  Gill  of  Norton  gent,  of  a  close  called  Fligha  Medowe 
containing  four  acres  in  Norton,  adjoining  lands  of  the  said  Leonard  Gill 
east  and  west,  and  those  of  John  Blythe  north,  and  then  in  the  tenure  of 
the  said  Leonard,  the  price  being  ^37  10s.  Od.  Witnesses :  G  Frogat, 
....  Scriven,  Wm  Wadsworth.  Vellum :  one  skin  25  x  12,  seal 
missing. 

751  1648  April  26th,  in  the  24th  year  of  Charles  I.     Bond  (Lat.  and  Engl.) 

from  Edward  Haighe  senior  and  Edward  Haighe  junior  of  Birchinlee  in 
the  parish  of  Hope  co  Derby  yeoman  to  Ellis  Howe  of  Castleton,  "  linen 
Way  ver  "  in  £b,  to  perform  covenants  contained  in  two  indentures  of  even 
date,  dealing  with  a  parcel  of  ground  "  with  a  little  coate  "  thereon,  on 
Gooshill  in  Castleton.  Witnesses :  Martin  Bridock,  John  Yeallott, 
Thomas  Cresswell.  Vellum  :  one  skin  9X8,  two  seals  ;  non-armorial 
device  between  the  letters  I  and  H. 


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570  (1648)  July  14th,  in  the  24th  year  of  Charles  I.     Indenture  of  Barg-ain 

and  Sale  (Engl.)  from  William  Stringfellow  of  Chesterfeild  co  Derby 
yeoman  to  James  Milnes  of  Chesterfeild,  of  a  plot  of  ground  in  Ches- 
terfeild abutting  on  the  gardenstead  of  George  Dickone  and  lying 
between  two  lanes  leading  from  Chesterfeild  to  the  Spittle,  then  in 
the  occupation  of  Hugh  Wheldon.  The  price  was  £51.  Witnesses: 
Raphe  Wheldon,  Thomas  Inman,  George  Inman,  Durant  ....  Vellum  : 
one  skin  26  x  lOi,  seal  missing.      Notes  :  endorsed  "  holes  Lane  garden." 

678  1650(-1)    March   20th.     Deed   of   Feoffment  (Engl.)  of  freeholds  and 

assignment  of  long  terms,  by  Leonard  Gill  of  Norton  co  Derby  gent  and 
Edward  Gill  of  Carrhouse  in  the  parish  of  Rotherham  co  York  gent,  son 
and  heir  apparent  of  the  said  Leonard,  to  John  Parker  of  Little  Norton 
yeoman,  of  all  their  part  of  a  close  called  Claylands.  Witnesses : 
G  Frogat,  Robt  Stacie,  Raph  Turner,  Peter  Roades,  Wm  Wadsworth, 
Thomas  Biggin,  William  Bate,  Hugh  Rollinson,  William  Parker,  Edward 
Bigin  (sic),  George  Rose.  Vellum  :  one  skin  25  X  22,  seals  missing. 
Notes :  as  to  the  assignment  of  the  long  terms,  see  number  676. 

653  (1650-1)  March  24th.    Bond  (Lat.  and  Engl.)  from  Leonard  Gill  of  Norton 

CO  Derby  gentleman,  and  Edward  Gill  of  Carrhouse  in  the  parish  of 
Rotheram  co  York  gentleman  to  John  Parker  of  Little  Norton  in  the 
parish  of  Norton  co  Derby  yeoman  in  ^204,  to  perform  covenants  con- 
tained in  an  indenture  of  even  date.  Witnesses :  G  Frogat,  Robt  Stacie, 
Peter  Roades,  Raph  Turner,  Wm  Wadsworth,  Vellum  :  one  skin  8i  X  6i, 
two  seals  missing. 

711  1651  April  14th.     Deed  of  Bargain  and  Sale  (Engl.)  from  John  Blythe 

alias  Rotheram  the  elder  of  Coldaston  co  Derby  yeoman  and  Alice  his 
wife,  John  Blythe  alias  Rotheram  the  younger  of  Norton  co  Derby 
yeoman  and  Dorothy  his  wife,  Godfrey  Froggott  of  Greenehill  in  Norton 
gent  to  Richard  Wood  of  Chesterfield  apothecary,  one  of  the  alder- 
men of  "  the  towne  and  burrough  "  of  Chesterfield,  of  a  messuage  or 
dwellinghouse  called  Nether  (?)  Norton  Hall  in  Norton,  where  he  the  said 
John  Blythe  the  younger  then  dwelt,  with  a  cottage  adjoining,  in  the 
occupation  of  W'illiam  Blythe  alias  Rotheram,  and  other  lands,  fully 
described  ;  in  which  the  following  names  of  persons  and  places  occur ; 
namely,  Chantree  Croft,  Mr  Gill's  Croft,  Pitts,  John  Bate,  .  .  .  densick, 
Norton  Lane,  William  Bullock,  Hallfield,  Hugh  Rollenson,  Storrs, 
Bolehill  Common,  Great  Storrs,  Thomas  Barten,  Maggahaye  Meadowe, 
Jerom  Rollinson,  Morris  Lande,  Maggahaye  Common.  Witnesses : 
Kenelme  Maynwaring,  William  Revell,  Phillip  Hunbecke  (?),   Thomas 


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Needham.  Vellum:  two  skins,  one  20^x12,  the  other  20x4|,  seal 
missing.  Notes  :  a  memorandum  is  endorsed  as  to  the  production  of  this 
deed  before  a  commission  held  at  Sheffield  in  1701.    See  number  720. 

1652  November  29th,  Michaelmas  Term  (October  23rd  to  November 
29th).  Recovery  (Engl.)  suffered  by  John  Wilson  against  Edward  Gill 
esquire  and  Hercules  Clay,  in  4  messuages,  4  gardens  and  90  acres  in 
Norton  and  Jerdenthorpe  co  Derby.  John  Bate  was  the  first  vouchee 
and  John  Huniston  the  second.  Robert  Milward  was  the  attorney  of  John 
Wilson  and  William  Nicholson  of  John  Bate.  Godfrey  Clark  esquire 
was  sheriff  of  Derby.  The  exemplification  begins  '  The  Receiver  of  the 
Libertie  of  England  by  Authority  of  Parliament  to  all  to  whome  these 
present  letters  etc,"  and  is  dated  29th  November  1652.  Vellum:  one 
skin  29  X  18,  large  seal  of  the  Commonwealth,  in  brown  wax. 

1653(-4)  January  5th.  Indenture  of  Bargain  and  Sale  (Engl.)  from 
George  Jackson  of  Chesterfield  co  Derby  mettleman  to  Jeremie  Leithi- 
wicke  of  Chesterfield  aforesaid  husbandman,  of  a  barn,  containing  two 
bayes  and  a  half  of  a  baye  (?),  with  the  third  part  of  a  rood  of  ground  in 
Chesterfield  aforesaid,  in  or  near  to  a  back  lane,  called  Blinde  Lane, 
between  the  said  lane  on  the  north  and  the  lands  of  Henry  \'iccars  and 
Joane  his  wife  on  the  south  ;  abutting  on  the  lands  then  late  of  the  heirs 
of  Walton  on  the  east,  and  the  said  lands  of  Henry  Viccars  and  Joane 
his  wife  on  the  west,  at  the  price  of  iflS.  The  warranty  extends  to  the 
claims  of  Francis  Sutton  and  the  said  Henry  Viccars  and  his  wife. 
Witnesses :  Edw  Revell,  James  Milnes,  Godfrey  Elliott,  Humfrey 
Pettie.     Vellum  :  one  skin  23  X  14,  seal  broken  and  obscure. 

1654  October  20th.  Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Engl.)  of  the  manor  of 
Ashford,  records  that  at  a  Court  Baron  of  the  Right  Honourable  Christian 
Countess  of  Devon  held  on  the  above  date,  the  homage  presented,  that 
George  Cowper,  who  held  a  tenement  in  Sheldon  with  a  backside,  died 
seised  thereof,  and  that  Abraham  Cowper  was  his  son  and  heir.  The 
latter  was  admitted  tenant.  Wm  Nicholson,  steward.  Vellum  :  one 
skin  11X3. 

1655  July  2nd.  Indenture  of  Barg-ain  and  Sale  (Engl.)  from  William 
Fitzherbert  of  Norbury  co  Derby  esquire,  Bazill  Fitzherbert  son  and  heir 
apparent  of  the  said  William,  William  Leech  of  Shipley  co  Derby  esquire 
son  and  heir  of  Sir  Edward  Leech  knight,  heretofore  one  of  the  Masters 
of  the  High  Court  of  Chancery,  Sir  John  Evelyn  of  Godstone  co  Surrey 
knight,  Richard  Hatton  of  the  Middle  Temple  London  esquire,  and 
Ambrose  Phillipps  gent,  late  servant  of  the  said  Sir  Edward  Leech,  to 


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Richard  Woodrofe  of  Sheffield  co  York  yeoman,  of  a  messuage,  farm  or 
tenement  with  the  appurtenances  situate  within  the  manor  or  lordship  of 
Hatherseidge  otherwise  Haverishiggs  co  Derby,  then  or  then  late  in  the 
occupation  of  John  Heald,  with  several  closes  fully  described,  in  which 
the  following  names  of  persons  and  places  occur;  namely.  Croft,  Heald 
Meadow,  Thorney,  Small  Sitch,  Ryecroft,  Foist  Acres,  Howridding, 
Sannyforth  Longe,  High  Lee,  Heald  Land,  Butts,  Pingle,  John  Hough, 
Broad  Half  Acre,  Broome  Half  Acre,  widdow  Syddall,  Boothesway, 
George  Eyre,  George  Smilter,  Flaxlands,  Broomewood ;  and  also  another 
messuage,  farm  or  tenement  situate  in  Hatherseidge  aforesaid,  then  or 
then  late  in  the  occupation  of  George  Ibbotson,  with  several  closes  fully 
described,  in  which  the  following  names  of  persons  and  places  occur ; 
namely.  Croft,  Blanerowe,  Meadow,  Thorney,  Broadwoods,  .  .  .ber 
Flackhole,  Long  Halfe  Acre,  John  Greene,  George  Smilter,  Broad  Halfe 
Acre,  George  Eyre,  John  Hough,  Lossieroodes,  Long  Lane  Syde,  Swyne 
Lands,  John  Eyre,  Mossie  Meadow,  Thomas  Frost,  Stannyforth  Long, 
John  Ibbotson.  The  consideration  was  £'i01.  Witnesses :  Thomas 
Buck,  Will  Simson,  Robert  Byckerton  (?)  Ro  Rind.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
19X16,  six  seals  in  paper  and  six  signatures.  Notes:  the  following 
memorandum  is  in  the  margin  "  Acknowledged  in  the  Court  of  Upper 
Bench  by  thabove  named  Ambrose  Phillipps  the  xxvij  dale  of  November 
1655  and  desired  itt  maye  be  inrolled  "  ;  and  endorsed  is,  "inrolled  before 
the  Lord  Protector  in  the  Upper  Bench  att  Westminster  of  the  Tearme 
of  Saint  Michaell  in  the  yeare  of  our  Lord  one  thousand  six  hundred 
fiftye  and  five." 

1658  April  20th.  Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Engl.)  of  the  manor  of  Ashford, 
records  that  at  a  Court  Baron  of  the  Right  Honorable  Christian  Countess 
of  Devonshire  held  on  the  above  date  Richard  Green  and  Elizabeth  his 
wife,  surrendered  a  close  in  Ashford  called  Williambridge,  a  close  called 
Broadwoode,  six  roods  of  land  lying  on  a  furlong  called  Wollendale 
between  the  lands  of  the  lady  and  John  Greaves,  half  an  acre  of  land 
lying  on  a  furlong  called  "  beside  Wennybanke,"  to  the  use  of  Samuel 
Wright,  who  was  admitted  tenant.  Wm  Nicholson,  steward.  Vellum  : 
one  skin  9X4. 

1658  April  24th.  Indenture  of  Settlement  (Engl.)  on  the  marriage  of 
William  Throop  of  Sickhouse  in  the  parish  of  Norton  carpenter  and 
Katherin  Stringfellow  of  Woodsettes  in  the  same  parish  widow,  by  the 
said  Katherin,  on  herself  for  life,  with  remainder  to  her  intended  husband 
for  life ;  with  remainder  to  her  son  Henry  Stringfellow,  he  paying  ;^40 
to  his  sister  Katherine  Stringfellow  the  daughter  of  the  settlor.  The 
property  settled  was  leasehold  for  800  years,  created  by  indenture  of  lease 


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dated  the  25th  September  10  Elizabeth  ;  and  was  one  whole  and  entire 
third  part  of  a  messuage,  farm  or  tenement  called  Holmehirst  situate  in 
Woodsettes  dale,  with  five  closes  of  land  ;  the  trustees  were  John  Downes 
of  Sheffield  cutler  and  Thomas  Parker  of  Heeley  linen  weaver  ;  in  the 
recital  of  the  lease  and  the  operative  part  of  the  settlement  the  following 
further  names  of  persons  and  places  occur  ;  namely,  Edmund  West  then 
late  of  Darley  Abbey  esquire  deceased,  John  Lowe  then  late  of  Wood- 
settes carpenter  deceased,  Barkehouse  Feild,  Kilnefeild,  Wheatcrofte, 
Birkin  Feild,  Heald.  Witnesses  :  John  Shemeld,  James  Lee.  Vellum  : 
one  skin  27  X  8j,  one  seal  missing,  the  other  may  be  armorial.  Notes  : 
this  settlement  was  evidently  executed  in  duplicate  and  the  trustees 
executed  this  part. 

419  1658(-9)   February  1st.     Deed  of  Bargain  and  Sale  (Engl.)  from  Abell 

Tilley  of  Chesterfelde  tanner  to  Anne  White  of  Chesterfeld  widow, 
of  two  "  lands  "  of  meadow  and  pasture  on  the  Lady  Meadowe,  containing 
half  an  acre,  and  lying  between  the  lands  of  "  the  late  dissolved  Guilds  " 
and  of  the  heirs  of  Gilbert  Earl  of  Shrewsbury,  and  abutting  on  the 
river  called  Fulbrook  and  on  a  way  leading  from  Chesterfeld  to  Calow, 
which  lands  were  then  or  late  in  the  tenure  of  Abell  Tilley.  The  con- 
sideration was  ^12.  Witnesses  :  Robert  Peace,  Martine  Alsoppe,  John 
White,  J.  Humfrey  Pettie.     Vellum  :  one  skin  24  X  12,  seal  missing. 

773  1658(-9)     March  9th.      Copy  of  Court  Roll   (Engl.)   of  the   manor   of 

Ashford,  records  that  at  a  Small  Court  of  the  Right  Honorable  Christian 
Countess  of  Devonshire  held  on  the  above  date,  Henry  Harrison  and 
Grace  his  wife  surrendered  a  close  in  Sheldon  lying  on  a  certain  furlong 
called  Longlands,  to  the  use  of  John  Tayler  who  was  admitted  tenant. 
Wm  Nicholson,  steward.     Vellum  :  one  skin  9X3. 

775  1658(-9)     March  9th.      Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of   the   manor   of 

Ashford,  records  that  at  a  Small  Court  of  the  Right  Honorable  Christian 
Countess  of  Devonshire  held  on  the  above  date,  John  Tayler  surrendered 
a  close  in  Sheldon,  lying  on  a  certain  furlong  etc  (as  in  number  773)  to 
the  use  of  Mary  Tayler  his  wife,  who  was  admitted  tenant.  Wm  Nichol- 
son, steward.     Vellum  :  one  skin  9i  X  3. 

478  1660(-1)     February  22nd,  in  the  13th  year  of  Charles  II.     Bond  (Lat. 

and  Engl.)  of  John  Braylesford  of  Swarson  co  Derby  gent,  Tymothy 
Braylesford  of  Mansfeild  Woodhouse  co  Nott  gent,  Nathaniell  Brayles- 
ford of  Stretton  co  Derby  gent  and  Roger  Mollineux  of  Teversall  co 
Nott  esquire  in  the  sum  of  ^230,  to  secure  to  Robert  Stringfellow  of 
Chesterfield  co  Derby  lead  merchant,  the  performance  of  certain  covenants 


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in  an  indenture  of  bargain  and  sale  of  even  date  and  made  between  the 
same  parties.  Witnesses  :  Richard  East,  George  Ashe,  Anthony  Poole 
.  .  Mason,  Cor  Swillivan,  Tho  Gladwin,  Math  Bate,  Thomas 
East,  John  Senior,  Thomas  Dutton,  Anthony  Wild.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
12  X  10,  four  seals  missing. 

1662  June  11th,  in  the  14th  year  of  Charles  II.  Indenture  of  Mortg-age 
(Engl.)  from  John  Bate  of  Jurdenthorpe  within  Norton  co  Derby  yeoman 
to  William  Bullok  of  Norton  esquire,  of  four  cottages  in  Jurdenthorpe 
aforesaid,  then  in  the  occupation  of  George  Knuttall,  John  Greene,  John 
Bingham  and  Robert  Wilson ;  to  secure  ^55  and  interest.  The  covenant 
for  title  refers  to  Sarah  wife  of  the  said  John  Bate.  Witnesses  :  Richard 
Bullok,  Willm  Buck,  Robert  \\'ilson,  Jo  Erode.  Vellum :  one  skin 
23  X  12,  seal  broken  and  obscure. 

1662  June  11th,  in  the  14th  year  of  Charles  II.     Indenture  of  Mortgage 

(Engl.)  from  John  Bate  of  Jurdenthorpe  in  the  parish  of  Norton  co  Derby 
gentleman  to  William  Bullok  of  Norton  aforesaid  esquire,  of  a  messuage 
called  Jurdenthorpe,  and  five  closes  called  Netherfeild,  Quarry  Field, 
Broome  Field,  Kilne  Croft  and  Ashes  to  secure  iTlOS  and  interest;  the 
covenant  for  title  includes  Sarah  then  wife  of  John  Bate ;  and  the  money 
was  to  be  repaid  by  half  yearly  instalments  of  £'\  16s  Od,  all  set  out  in 
detail.  Witnesses  :  Richard  Bullok,  Willm  Buck,  Robert  Wilson,  Jo 
Frode.     Vellum  :  one  skin  26  X  16,  seal  obscure. 

1662  June  11th,  in  the  year  (not  given)  of  Charles  II.  Bond  (Lat.  and 
Engl.)  from  John  Bate  of  Jurdenthorpe  in  the  parish  of  Norton  co  Derby 
yeoman  to  William  Bullok  of  Norton  esquire  in  £1)20,  to  perform 
covenants  contained  in  two  indentures  of  bargain  and  sale  of  even  date. 
Witnesses:  Richard  Bullok,  William  Buck,  Robert  Wilton,  Jo  Frode. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  9i  x  5\,  seal  non-armorial.     Notes  :  see  number  356. 

1662  June  11th,  in  the  year  (not  given)  of  Charles  II.  Bond  (Lat.  and 
Engl.)  from  John  Bate  of  Jurdenthorpe  co  Derby  yeoman,  to  William 
Bullocke  of  Norton  esquire  in  £\\0,  to  perform  covenants  in  two 
indentures  of  bargain  and  sale  of  even  date.  Witnesses :  Richard 
Bullok,  William  Buck,  Richard  Wilton  and  Jo  Frode.  Vellum  :  one 
skin  9i  X  6,  one  seal,  non-armorial.     Notes  :  see  number  354. 

1662  October  6th,  in  the  14th  year  of  Charles  II.      Deed  of  Bargain 

and  Sale  (Engl.)  from  WilHam  Bullok  of  Norton  co  Derby  esquire  to 
Nichollas  (sic)  Stones  of  Himsworth  in  Norton  lead  merchant,  of  all  and  all 
"  manner  of  tythes  "  of  corn,  sheaves  and  blade  of  corn,  hay,      money  for 


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tj'the,"  wool,  lamb,  woods,  herbage  etc  belonging  to  the  rectory  of  Norton, 
arising  out  of  lands  of  him  the  said  Nichollas  Stones;  namely,  Blackstocks 
Old  Storth,  Litle  Sowter  Croft  (formerly  the  inheritance  of  Edward 
Gill),  land  in  Whisnow  and  Newfield  (formerly  the  inheritance  of  Anthony 
Urton),  a  messuage  in  the  occupation  of  Thomas  Hudson  and  closes 
called  Cockshutt  Meadow,  Junfield  or  Jimfield,  Nether  North  Croft,  Well 
Croft,  Junfield  Lane  containing  together  about  44  acres,  and  all  common 
of  pasture  and  balks,  in  the  ground  of  him  the  said  Nichollas  Stones 
theretofore  enclosed  in  Whisnow  and  Newfield ;  and  one  encroachment 
made  by  the  said  Nichollas  upon  the  waste  at  Maggerhae  ;  the  said  tythes 
being  sometime  parcel  of  the  possessions  of  the  then  late  dissolved 
monastery  of  Beauchief  and  since  the  dissolution  were  of  John  Bullok 
esquire  deceased,  father  to  the  said  William  Bullok,  and  he  obtained  the 
same  of  the  grant  of  Richard  Robertes  and  George  Tyte  of  London  gents, 
by  deed  enrolled  in  Chancery,  which  said  rectory  was  to  be  holden  of 
His  Majesty,  as  of  the  manor  of  East  Greenwich  co  Kent,  by  fealty  only, 
in  free  and  common  soccage,  and  not  in  capite  nor  by  knights  service. 
Witnesses  :  Fran  (?)  Barker,  Joseph  Stones,  Sarah  Bullok,  Jo  Frode. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  22  X  14,  seal  broken. 

748  (1665-6)  March  22nd,  in  the  18th  year  of  Charles  IL      Copy  of  Court 

Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Ashford  records,  that  at  a  Little  Court  Baron 
of  the  Noble  Christiana  Countess  of  Devon,  Abraham  Cowper  and  Anne 
his  wife  surrendered  a  messuage  in  Sheldon  and  a  parcel  of  ground  called 
a  backside  to  the  use  of  John  Tailer  and  Mary  his  wife,  who  were  admitted 
tenants.     Wm  Nicholson,  steward.     Vellum  :  one  skin  91  X  4i. 

528  1666  April  6th,  in  the  18th  year  of  Charles  II.     Indenture  of  Release 

(Engl.)  from  John  Bate  of  Jordenthorpe  in  the  parish  of  Norton  co  Derby 
yeoman  to  John  Froggatt  of  Hagg  in  the  parish  of  Staveley  co  Derby 
gentleman  (he  being  then  in  possession,  under  a  lease  for  a  year  made 
between  the  same  parties  and  dated  two  days  before  the  release)  of  a 
messuage  called  Jordenthorpe  and  certain  closes  in  Norton  aforesaid,  being 
the  closes  described  in  number  539.  The  covenants  for  title  refer  to 
John  Bate  deceased,  late  father,  and  Sarah  then  wife,  of  the  said  John 
Bate  party  thereto.  Witnesses  :  Richard  Bullok,  Gervase  Staynerod, 
Priscilla  Frogat,  John  Hoole,  Hugh  Croft.  Vellum  :  one  skin  25|  x  14, 
seal  obscure. 

357  1666  April  6th,  in  the  18th  year  of  Charles  II.     Bond  (Lat.  and  Engl.) 

from  John  Bate  of  Jordenthorpe  in  the  parish  of  Norton  co  Derby 
yeoman  to  John  Froggatt  of  Hagg  in  the  parish  of  Staveley  gentleman 


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in  ^400,  to  perform  covenants  contained  in  two  indentures  of  even  date. 
Witnesses :  Richard  Bullok,  Gervase  Staynerod,  Priscilla  Frogat,  John 
Steele,  Hugh  Croft.     Vellum  :  one  skin   ISi  ^7^,  one  seal  in  paper. 

(1666)  April  6th,  in  the  18th  year  of  Charles  II.  Covenant  (Engl.)  from 
John  Froggatt  of  Hagg  in  the  parish  of  Staveley  co  Derby  gentleman  to 
John  Bate  of  Jordenthorpe  in  the  parish  of  Norton  co  Derby  yeoman  ; 
after  reciting  that  John  Bate  had  bargained  and  sold  to  John  Froggatt  by 
an  indenture  of  even  date,  a  messuage  called  Jordenthorpe,  with  five  closes 
called  Nether  Feild,  Quarry  Feild,  Broomefeild,  Kilne  Croft  and  Ashes, 
the  deed  states  that  John  Froggatt  covenanted  that  the  indenture  should 
be  void  if  Jo  Bate  paid  certain  sums  of  money  by  1669  ;  see  number  540. 
Witnesses  :  Richard  Bulok  (sic),  Gervase  Staynerod,  Priscilla  Frogat, 
John  Steele.     Vellum  :  one  skin  19  X  12i,  one  seal  in  paper. 

1666  April  6th,  in  the  18th  year  of  Charles  II.     Indenture  of  Release 

(Engl.)  from  William  Bullocke  of  Norton  co  Derby  esquire  to  John 
Froggatt  of  Hagg  in  the  parish  of  Staveley  gent  ;  whereby,  after  reciting 
the  lease  for  a  year  dated  two  days  previous,  the  said  William  Bullocke 
granted  and  released  to  the  said  John  Froggatt,  a  messuage  called 
Jordenthorpe,  4  cottages  and  5  closes  (being  the  messuage,  cottages 
and  closes  described  in  numbers  537  and  539).  Witnesses  :  Richard 
Bullok,  Gervase  Stayndrod  (?),  Priscilla  Frogat,  John  Hoole,  Hugh 
Croft.     Vellum  :  one  skin  25  X  16,  seal  bears  a  shield. 

1666  April  6th,  in  the  18th  year  of  Charles  II.  Bond  (Lat.  and  Engl.) 
from  William  Bullocke  of  Norton  in  the  county  of  Derby  esquire,  to 
John  Froggatt  of  Hagg  in  the  parish  of  Staveley  gentleman  in  ;^400,  to 
perform  covenants  contained  in  two  indentures  of  even  date.  Witnesses  : 
Richard  Bullok,  Gervase  Staynerod,  Priscilla  Frogat,  John  Steele,  Hugh 
Croft.     Vellum  :  one  skin  13jx8,  seal  missing. 

1666  November  2nd,  in  the  18th  year  of  Charles  II.  Indenture  of 
Mortgage  (Engl.),  and  counterpart,  by  John  Parker  of  Little  Norton 
CO  Derby  yeoman  and  William  Parker  his  son  and  heir  apparent  to 
Thomas  Burley  of  Greenhill  gent,  James  Bate  of  Greenhill  yeoman  and 
John  Bright  of  Banner  Crosse  yeoman,  of  both  freehold  and  leasehold 
estates  in  Claylands  in  Norton,  for  the  sum  of  ir60.  The  proviso  for 
redemption  says,  that  ;^63  12s  Od  is  to  be  repaid  on  the  10th  October 
following.  Witnesses :  Jo  Dand,  William  Bate.  Vellum  :  each  one 
skin,  the  mortgage  20  X  22,  two  seals  broken  ;  and  the  counterpart  20  X  21, 
two  seals  missing,  one  in  good  condition.  Notes :  there  were  two  long 
terms  in  the  Claylands  see  numbers  728,  713  and  715. 


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557  1666  November  2nd,  in  the   18th  year  of  Charles  11.     Bond  (Lat.  and 

Engl.)  from  John  Parker  of  Little  Norton  co  Derby  yeoman  and  William 
Parker  his  son  yeoman  to  Thomas  Burley  of  Greenhill  gentleman  and 
James  Bate  of  Greenhill  in  the  same  county  yeoman,  and  John  Bright  of 
Banner  Crosse  co  York  yeoman  in  £l20,  to  perform  covenants  in  two 
indentures  of  mortgage  of  even  date.  Witnesses  :  William  Bate,  John 
Dand.     Vellum  :  one  skin  13X8,  two  seals  bearing  a  ship  in  full  sail. 

723  1669  October  12th,  in  the  21st  year  of  Charles  II.     Deed  of  Covenant 

(Engl.)  by  which  John  Bullok  of  Chatsworth  co  Derby  gentleman 
covenanted  to  convey,  on  payment  of  ^318,  a  messuage  and  lands  in 
Beauchief  co  Derby  to  such  person  or  persons  as  Sarah  Bullok,  widow  of 
William  Bullok  late  of  Norton  co  Derby  and  John  Otway  of  Gray's  Inn 
CO  Middlesex  esquire  should  appoint  ;  they  being  the  executors  of  the  will 
of  the  said  William  Bullock.  The  deed  of  covenant  recites,  that  John 
Morewood  of  Carrehouse  in  Greasbrough  co  York  gentleman,  by  indenture 
of  even  date,  at  the  request  of  the  said  Sarah  Bullok  granted  and  quit- 
claimed to  the  said  John  Bullock,  the  messuage  and  lands  then  lately  sold 
by  the  said  William  Bullock  and  Edward  Pegge  esquires  to  the  said  John 
Morewood  ;  the  property  is  fully  described  and  the  following  names  of 
persons  and  places  occur ;  namely,  widow  Goddard,  widow  Sowby, 
Joseph  Jackson,  William  Patricke,  VVoodsets,  Holinehurst,  William 
Goddard,  William  Bartyn,  widow  Anderton,  William  Brownell,  Anthony 
Cartwright,  Joseph  Bartyn,  John  Bartyn,  William  Staniforth,  Anthony 
Bartyn,  William  Russell,  Richard  Woodroofe,  William  Throope,  Thomas 
Fletcher.  Witnesses  :  William  Simson,  Thomas  Burley.  Vellum  :  one 
skin  18  X  13,  seal  missing. 

542  1669(-70)  January  15th,  in  the  21st  year  of  Charles  II.     Indenture  of 

Bargain  and  Sale  (Engl.)  made  between  John  Bate  of  Magarhay  in  the 
parish  of  Norton  co  Derby  yeoman  and  Cornelius  Clarke  of  Norton 
aforesaid  esquire ;  whereby  the  said  John  Bate  granted  to  the  said 
Cornelius  Clarke  a  messuage  in  Jordenthorpe  in  the  parish  of  Norton 
aforesaid,  then  in  the  occupation  of  Rowland  Parker,  together  with  certain 
tithes  of  corn,  grain,  and  hay ;  the  covenant  for  title  includes  Sarah  the 
wife  of  the  said  John  Bate.  Witnesses  :  W  Simson,  Willm  Newton, 
Samuel!  Turniley.  Vellum  :  one  skin  27  x  19i,  seal  in  paper  is  probably 
armorial. 

666  and  668  (1669-70)  March  21st,  in  the  22nd  year  of  Charles  II.  Indenture  of 
Settlement  (Engl.),  in  duplicate,  made  between  John  Parker  of  Little 
Norton  yeoman,  and  William  Parker  his  son  and  heir  apparent  of  the  one 
part  and  Thomas  Burton  of  Greenhill  in  the  parish  of  Norton  yeoman,  and 


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Robert  Parkes  of  Knotcrosse  in  the  parish  of  Ashover  yeoman  of  the  other 
part;  whereby,  after  reciting  the  marriage,  then  already  solemnised,  between 
the  said  William  Parker  and  Anne  then  his  wife,  daughter  of  Edward 
Parkes,  of  Higham  in  the  parish  of  Shorlands  co  Derby  yeoman,  they  vested 
certain  messuages,  lands,  etc  at  Little  Norton,  in  the  said  Thomas  Burton, 
and  Robert  Parkes,  upon  the  trusts  therein  mentioned.  The  following 
fieldnames  occur  in  the  description  of  the  settled  property  ;  namely, 
Wallstorth,  Longstorth,  Thistlestorth,  Broomestorth,  Pigmanstorth, 
Roundstorth,  Hoolestorth,  Littlefield,  Great  Meadowe,  Holow  Meadowe 
and  Lowedge.  Witnesses  :  Edward  Parker,  Ben  Clarke,  Jo  Hawdon. 
Vellum:  each  part  one  skin  24X11,  several  seals  in  good  condition 
probably  not  armorial.  Notes  :  this  settlement  contains  much  information 
respecting  the  Parkers  of  Little  Norton,  and  there  is  a  very  full  description 
of  the  house  and  its  outbuildings. 

167l(-2)  February  12th,  Indenture  of  Lease  (Engl.)  from  William 
Parker  of  Little  Norton  yeoman  to  Cornelius  Clarke  of  Great  Norton,  co 
Derby  esquire,  of  a  dwellinghouse  in  or  near  Little  Norton,  then  occupied 
by  Mary  Thorneley,  with  a  croft  adjoining ;  for  the  life  of  William  Parker, 
in  consideration  of  the  sum  of  ;^12.  Witnesses  :  Anthony  Poynton, 
William  Biggin,  Ben  Clarke.     Vellum  :  one  skin  20  X  9,  seal  missing. 

167l(-2)  March  6th.  Assignment  (Engl.)  of  a  mortgage  of  Clay  Lands 
Little  Norton,  by  Thomas  Burley  of  Greenhill,  James  Bate  of  Greenhill 
and  John  Bright  of  Banner  Crosse  to  Cornelius  Clarke  of  Norton  esquire. 
The  mortgage,  dated  2nd  November  in  the  18th  year  of  Charles  II  (1666), 
is  recited.  Witnesses  :  Ben  Nevile,  Edward  Gellit.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
21  X  12,  two  seals,  large  balls  of  red  wax,  bear  the  letters  J.B. 

1671  the  morrow  of  Trinity  Day  (18th  June),  in  the  23rd  year  of 
Charles  II.  Final  Concord  (Lat.)  between  Thomas  Burley,  Robert 
Parkes  and  George  Nestwidge  (?)  plaintiffs  and  John  Parker,  William 
Parker,  Francis  Granger  and  Grace  his  wife  and  William  Shawe  and 
Margaret  his  wife  deforciants;  whereby,  in  consideration  of  iTlOO,  the 
latter  quit  claimed  to  the  former  2  houses,  2  barns,  2  gardens,  20  acres  of 
land,  10  acres  of  meadow,  20  acres  of  pasture  and  common  of  pasture  for 
all  animals,  in  Norton,  Little  Norton,  and  Higham.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
18^X7. 

1671    (or    1672)    December    10th.      Indenture    of    Bargain    and    Sale 

(Engl.),  whereby  John  and  William  Parker  of  Little  Norton  co  Derby 
yeomen,  in  consideration  of  £6^^,  granted  to  Cornelius  Clarke  of  Great 
Norton    esquire,    a   close   called   the    Clay    Lands   near    Little    Norton, 


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containing  three  acres.  Witnesses  :  Ben  Nevile,  John  Dixon.  Vellum  : 
one  skin  22  X  16,  two  seals  in  good  condition,  not  armorial.  Notes:  the 
year  anno  domini,  stated  in  words  at  the  beginning,  is  1671,  but  the  figures 
at  the  end  are  1672. 

361  1672  April  13th,  in  the  24th  year  of  Charles  II.     Copy  of  Court  Roll 

(Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Ashford,  records  that  at  a  Great  Court  Baron  of 
Christiana  Countess  of  Devon  held  on  the  above  date,  John  Greaves  and 
William  Greaves  his  son  surrendered  a  close  called  Middle  Close, 
containing  6  rods,  in  Ashford  to  the  use  of  Samuel  Wright,  who  was 
admitted  tenant.     Wm  Nicholson  steward.     Vellum:  one  skin  10X3. 

569  1672  May  30th,  in  the  24th  year  of  Charles  II.     Indenture  of  Agreement 

(Engl.)  for  a  marriage  settlement,  between  Thomas  Brailesford  of  Heignor 
alias  Heinor  in  the  parish  of  Hault  Hucknall  co  Derby  gentleman  and 
Phoebe  his  wife  of  the  one  part  and  John  StufTyn  junior  of  Hopton 
gentleman  and  Henry  Brailesford  of  Doncaster  gentleman  of  the  other 
part.  The  parties  of  the  first  part  covenanted  to  convey  to  the  parties  of 
second  part  by  fine,  certain  messuages  and  lands  in  Chesterfield  and 
Newbold,  the  dower  of  Phoebe  Brailesford  ;  and  other  messuages  and  lands 
in  Heignor.  The  former  were  to  be  sold  by  them  to  pay  a  debt  due  to 
German  Pole  of  Radborne  co  Derby  gentleman  and  to  revoke  a  lease 
made  to  him  given  as  security  by  Thomas  Brailesford  on  the  Heinor  lands 
and  dated  April  13th  20  Charles  II,  in  consideration  of  which  the  Heinor 
lands  were  to  be  settled  on  Thomas  and  Phoebe  with  certain  reversions  to 
the  latter.  The  properties  are  fully  described  and  the  following  names 
occur  in  connection  with  the  Heinor  property  ;  namely,  Penelope  Brailes- 
ford widow,  Robert  Parsons,  Pitt  Fields,  Narr  Pittfield,  Broome  Pittfield, 
Broad  Pittfield,  Little  Pittfield,  Long  Pittfield,  Broad  Meadow,  Oat  Close ; 
and  in  connection  with  the  Chesterfield  and  Newbolt  properties,  Henry 
Ward,  James  Lunne,  Coate  Closes,  Butts,  Crabtree  Closes.  Witnesses : 
Ja  Webster,  Geo  White,  Will  Newton,  Will  Newton  junior. 

669  1672  August  20th,  in  the  24th  year  of  Charles  II.     Indenture  of  Lease 

(Engl.)  from  William  Parker  of  Little  Norton  yeoman  and  Anne  his  wife 
to  James  Bate  of  Greenhill,  of  a  close  called  Lowigg,  containing  6\  acres  ; 
also  a  close  called  the  Greate  Meadow  containing  5  acres  3  roods ;  also 
a  close  called  Hollow  Meadow,  containing  2  acres  2  roods,  all  situate  in 
Norton  and  Greenhill ;  for  eight  years,  at  a  peppercorn  rent,  and  in 
consideration  of  a  fine  of  ;^67.  Witnesses  :  Jo  Dand,  Thomas  Barton, 
Richard  Marsh.  Vellum:  one  skin  24x12,  seals  missing.  Notes:  a 
memorandum  endorsed,  in  a  hand  of  later  date,  describes  this  deed  as  a 
mortgage. 


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1672  December  10th,  in  the  24th  year  of  Charles  II.  Indenture  of 
Assignment  (Engl.)  from  John  Parker  of  Little  Norton  co  Derby 
yeoman  to  Cornelius  Clarke  of  Norton  esquire,  of  parts  of  closes  called 
the  Claylands  in  Norton,  for  the  residue  of  two  several  terms  of  700 
years  and  500  respectively,  created  by  two  indentures  of  lease  dated 
respectively  the  7th  March,  in  the  31st  year  of  Elizabeth  (1588-9),  made 
between  John  Parker  and  Anthony  Blyth  ;  and  the  21st  January,  in  the 
34th  year  of  Elizabeth  (1591-2),  made  between  John  BuUoke  of  Darley 
and  James  Bulloke  of  Greenhill  ;  the  consideration  for  the  assignment 
being  ;^18.  Witnesses :  Ben  Nevile,  Ben  Clarke,  Arthur  Dennis. 
Vellum:  one  skin  24 x  17,  seal  missing.  Notes:  see  numbers  728,  713 
and  715. 

1674  November  18th,  in  the  26th  year  of  Charles  I.  Surrender  and 
Admittance  (Lat.),  extracted  from  the  court  roll  of  the  manor  of 
Eckington,  at  a  Court  Baron  of  the  Most  Noble  John  Lord  Frescheville 
held  on  the  above  date,  when  Zacharia  Roper  of  Troway  in  the  parish  of 
Eckington  co  Derby  yeoman  and  Elizabeth  his  wife,  James  Milnes 
of  Chesterfeild  in  the  said  county  ironmonger  and  Richard  Milnes  of 
Chesterfeild  aforesaid  tanner,  surrendered  into  the  hands  of  the  lord 
according  to  the  custom,  all  those  messuages,  buildings,  orchards,  gardens 
aud  lands,  with  the  appurtences,  situate  in  Troway  aforesaid  or  elsewhere 
in  the  manor  of  Eckington,  then  or  then  late  in  the  occupation  of  the 
said  Zacharia  Roper,  to  the  use  of  Roger  Lee  gentleman  for  ever,  for 
rents  and  services  thenceforth  due  and  of  right  accustomed  ;  to  hold  the 
same  to  the  said  Roger  Lee  in  manner  and  form  aforesaid.  He  gave  to 
the  lord  a  fine  on  entry  of  18s  8d,  did  fealty,  and  was  admitted  tenant. 
Then  follow  particulars  of  a  common  recovery  in  the  said  Court  Baron 
in  favour  of  Joseph  Stones  gentleman  and  Ralph  Anderton,  who  then 
surrendered  the  same  property  to  the  use  of  the  said  Roger  Lee. 
Extracted  by  Robert  Milward  the  steward.  Vellum:  one  skin  18X17. 
Notes  :  John  Gregory  the  bailiff"  delivered  seisin. 

(1677-8)  ?  February  12th,  in  the  30th  year  of  Charles  II  (?)  Writ  (Lat.) 
to  the  sheriff  of  Derby  requiring  the  presence  of  Robert  Torr  of 
Castleton  gentleman,  Michael  Heathcoat  of  Buxton  gentleman,  Mark 
Trickett  of  Ringstones  gentleman,  George  Thornhill  of  Warmebrooke 
gentleman,  Ralph  Glossop  of  Offerton  gentleman,  William  Wilson  of 
Eyam  gentleman,  Edward  Woodhead  of  Clowne  gentleman,  William 
Cartledge  of  Cold  Aston,  William  Outram  of  Stumblingstreete,  Thomas 
Creswicke  of  Hackenthorpe,  John  Wright  of  Dronfeild,  Edward  Feme 
of  Bonsall  gentleman,  William  Dodds  of  Brassington,  Henry  Spencer  of 
Middleton  near  Wirksworth,  Adam  Woolley  of  Matlocke,  Francis  Burton 


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of  Linton,  Thomas  Smith  of  Newton  Solney,  John  Jenkinson  of 
Compton,  Thomas  Sharpe  of  Barrowe  on  Trent,  Joseph  Radford  of 
Horsley  Woodhouse,  Robert  Fletcher  of  Kilbourne,  Robert  Alt 
of  Brailsfrord,  George  Stone  of  Boylston,  and  John  Hudson  of  Spoonton, 
to  appear  as  jurors  at  the  assizes  at  Derby,  Monday  12th  March  in  the 
action  Thomas  Bright  gentleman  v.  John  Eyre,  in  a  plea  of  debt. 
Vellum:  one  skin  11^X2. 

572  1678    June    10th,    in    the    30th    year    of    Charles    II.      Indenture    of 

Agreement  (Engl.),  declaring  the  uses  of  a  fine,  between  Thomas  Trickett 
of  Cold  Aston  Moreside  in  the  parish  of  Dronfeild  co  Derby  felmonger 
and  Anne  his  wife,  and  Joseph  Bradbury  of  Gleadlesse  in  the  parish  of 
Handsworth  co  York  sheather  of  the  one  part,  and  Richard  Woodrove 
of  Woodthorpe  in  the  parish  of  Handsworth  yeoman  of  the  other  part. 
The  parties  of  the  first  part  agreed  to  convey  by  fine  to  the  parties  of  the 
second  part,  a  moiety  of  two  messuages  and  two  cottages  at  Aston 
alias  Cold  Aston,  in  the  occupation  of  Thomas  Trickett,  William 
Woodhouse,  John  Banes  and  Godfrey  Haslam,  and  of  certain  closes 
called  "the  close  under  the  Hill,"  Broom  Hill,  Bents,  Stanifeilds, 
Hallows,  Easte  Hill  Flatt,  Greate  Close  under  the  Hill,  and  Little 
Hallows,  to  the  use  of  Thomas  Trickett  and  Anne  his  wife  during  the 
life  of  the  latter,  and  after  her  death  one  moiety  of  the  said  moiety  to 
the  use  of  Thomas  Trickett  and  his  heirs,  and  the  other  moiety  to  the  use 
of  Joseph  Bradbury  and  his  heirs.  Witnesses :  Edward  Wood,  James 
Hoole,  James  Lee.      Vellum  :  one  skin  21  X  11,  large  seal  in  paper. 

407  (1678-9)  January  3rd,  in  the  31st  year  of  Charles  II.     Copy  of  Court 

Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Ashford,  records  that  at  a  Little  Court 
Baron  of  the  Right  Honorable  William  Earl  of  Devon  held  on  the 
above  date,  John  Mellor  surrendered  a  close  called  Stadford,  lying 
between  lands  of  Cornelius  Dickens  and  Henry  Harryson,  to  the  use  of 
Robert  Hodgkinson  who  was  admitted  tenant.  Thomas  Bagshawe, 
steward.     Vellum:   one  skin   11X8. 

416  1679  October  24th,  in  the  31st  year  of  Charles  II.     Indenture  of  Lease 

(Engl.)  from  Roger  Molineux  of  London  esquire  to  Richard  Youle  of 
Chesterfield  co  Derby  gent,  of  a  close  in  Boythorpe  in  the  parish 
of  Chesterfield,  called  Shawe  Lowe  ;  containing  nine  acres,  with  all 
advantages  and  appurtenances,  except  all  oak,  ash,  elm,  and  other  timber 
trees,  for  the  term  of  twenty  one  years,  at  the  yearly  rent  of  ;^7  5s  Od, 
and  subject  to  covenants.  Witnesses:  George  Shawe,  Sarah  Phillips, 
Ann  Phillips.  Vellum:  one  skin  19X14,  seal  in  paper,  obscure. 
Notes  :  the  date  has  been  altered  at  the  head  of  the  deed,  but  not  at 
the  foot. 


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(1680-1)   February  12th,  in  the  33rd  year  of  Charles  II.     Copy  of  Court 

Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Ashford,  records  that  at  a  Little  Court  Baron 
of  the  Right  Honourable  William  Earl  of  Devon,  held  on  the  above  date, 
John  Taylor,  by  Roger  Vale  and  John  Mellor  his  attorneys,  surrendered 
a  croft  lying  between  the  manor-house  of  the  said  John  Tealor  (sic),  the 
land  of  the  heirs  of  John  Cowper,  the  land  of  George  Heaword,  together 
with  a  road  for  cattle  to  the  east  of  the  manor-house,  to  the  use  of  Robert 
Hodgkinson  who  was  admitted  teaiant.  Thomas  Bagshawe,  steward. 
Vellum:   one  skin   12x4. 

1681  March  26th,  in  the  33rd  year  of  Charles  I.     Copy  of  Court  Roll 

(Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Ashford,  records  that  at  a  Little  Court  Baron  of 
the  Right  Honorable  William  Earl  of  Devon,  held  on  the  above  date, 
John  Wright  surrendered  a  parcel  of  land  called  a  Pingle,  lying  in  the 
place  called  Meadowes  End  on  the  east  of  the  manor,  to  the  use  of 
Samuel  Wright,  who  was  admitted  tenant.  Thomas  Bagshaw,  steward. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  9  x  5^. 

1682  November  22nd,  in  the  34th  year  of  Charles  II.  Post  Nuptial 
Settlement  (Engl.)  by  Revell  Copley  of  Cold  Aston  in  the  parish  of 
Dronfield  co  Derby  gentleman,  of  a  messuage  in  Cold  Aston,  then  in 
his  possession  ;  and  several  closes  in  Cold  Aston  called  Upper  Bentley, 
Narr  Bentley,  Far  Cote  Close,  Spring  Close,  Spring,  Crab  Tree  Meadow, 
Hen  Peppers  Dole,  Knights  Flatt,  Toft,  and  Croft,  on  his  wife  Hannah  for 
a  competent  jointure  in  lieu  of  dower.  The  trustees  Francis  Barker  of 
Norton  Lees  esquire  and  Henry  Bright  the  younger  of  Whyrlow  in  the 
parish  of  Sheffield  gentleman,  to  whom  the  property  was  conveyed,  were 
to  hold  it  in  trust  for  the  settlor  for  life  ;  and  after  his  death  for  his  wife 
Hannah  for  life ;  and  after  the  decease  of  the  survivor,  for  their  heirs ; 
and  in  default,  for  the  right  heirs  of  the  settlor.  Witnesses  :  Geo 
Heathcoate,  John  Hallet,  Jonathan  .  .  .  boatham,  Robert  Ashton. 
Vellum  :   one  skin  27  x  18,  two  seals  in  paper,  obscure. 

1683(-4)    March  24th,  in  the  36th  year  of  Charles  II.      Indenture  of 

Lease  (Engl.)  from  Ann  Parker  of  Little  Norton  widow  to  William 
Parker  the  younger  of  Jordanthorpe  in  the  parish  of  Norton  husbandman, 
of  the  hall  or  firehouse  of  the  mansion  or  messuage-house  of  William 
Parker  yeoman  then  deceased,  late  husband  of  the  said  Ann  Parker,  in 
Little  Norton  aforesaid  ;  excepting  way  and  passage  to  and  for  Edward 
Parker  son  and  heir  apparent  of  the  said  William  Parker  late  owner 
thereof,  when  the  said  Edward  Parker  and  his  family  should  thereafter 
have  occasion  to  make  use  thereof ;  that  was  to  say,  by,  over,  and 
through  the  said  hall  or  firehouse,  to  and  from  the  new  parlour  and  kitchen 


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there,  with  the  entry  leading  into  the  said  hall  or  firehouse  and  the 
parlour,  on  the  southside  of  the  hall ;  the  chambers  over  the  hall,  parlour 
and  entry,  and  the  milkhouse  and  buttery  adjoining  to  the  said  hall ;  the 
moiety  of  the  stable,  standing  on  the  southside  of  the  "  fould,"  the  moiety 
of  the  kitchen,  the  moiety  of  the  "  threshing  floare  "  of  the  barn,  and 
the  moiety  of  the  fouldes,  curtlages,  gardens  etc  ;  for  a  term  of  twenty  one 
years,  at  a  yearly  rent  of  ;^19  10s  Od.  Covenant  by  Ann  Parker  to  allow 
all  military  taxes,  such  as  might  be  levied  upon  the  said  demised 
premises  by  act  of  parliamant,  for  the  use  and  service  of  His  Majesty; 
and  also  to  defray  her  part  of  the  charge  of  finding  a  foot  soldier  in 
arms  and  pay,  at  the  respective  musters,  during  the  said  term  ;  and  also 
to  pay  her  proportion  of  the  chief  rent  charged  upon  the  demised 
premises.  Witnesses :  Robert  Parker,  James  Bate,  William  Bull. 
Vellum:  two  skins,  one  17x15,  the  other  14^x8  ;  one  seal  in  paper 
with  no  impression.  Notes  :  for  firehouse  see  number  691,  the  field-names 
there  mentioned  also  occur  in  this  lease. 

781  1687  October  12th,  in  the  3rd  year  of  James  II.      Copy  of   Court   Roll 

(Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Ashford,  records  that  at  a  View  of  Frankpledge 
with  Court  Baron  held  on  the  above  date,  Robert  Hodgkinson  surrendered 
a  dwellinghouse,  a  barn  of  two  bays,  16  by  4  yards  of  land  then  in  the 
tenure  of  Roland  Bradbury,  a  close  called  Edge  Peeches  lying  between 
the  land  of  John  Cooper  and  William  Barker,  and  a  parcel  of  land  called 
the  Dale  Land  lying  between  Hades,  leading  to  Meane  Shacklow  and 
Houndseates  with  appurtenances  in  Sheldon,  to  the  use  of  Robert 
Hodgkinson  for  life,  with  remainder  as  directed  by  the  latter's  will. 
Thomas  Bagshawe  steward.     Vellum  :   one  skin  Si  x  7. 

625  and  627  1688  March  29th  and  30th,  in  the  4th  year  of  James  II.  Indentures  of 
Lease  and  Release  (Engl.)  between  Edward  Haigh  of  Thornehill  co 
Derby  gentleman  and  Joseph  Haigh  his  son  and  heir  apparent  of  the  one 
part  and  Richard  Torr  of  Castleton  co  Derby  gentlemen  of  the  other  part ; 
whereby  the  said  Edward  and  Joseph  Haigh  granted,  enfeoffed  and 
confirmed  unto  the  said  Richard  Torr,  four  messuages  in  Castleton  with 
lands,  fully  described ;  in  the  description  of  which  the  following  names  of 
persons  and  places  occur;  namely,  Edmund  Hall,  John  Barber,  The  Yard, 
John  Dakeyne  of  Castleton  yeoman.  The  Acre  lying  by  the  Town  Ditch 
of  Castleton,  Robert  Dakeyne  of  Castleton  yeoman,  Rowland  Eyre  of 
Hassoppe  esquire,  Cornicroft,  Anne  Pointon  of  Castleton  widow,  Banke, 
William  Eyre  of  Highlow  esquire,  Benjamin  Ashton  of  Hathersedge 
gentleman,  parish  church  of  Castleton,  Beanhill  End,  Edward  Bennett  of 
Castleton  yeoman,  Henry  Slacke  of  Castleton  blacksmith,  Spittlecrosse, 
Willowbush,  Cunningree  End,  Harpur  Lands,  Gospell  Knowle,  Furlonge, 


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Christopher  Stavely  of  Castleton  gentleman,  Howesitch  Tongue,  Robert 
Hall  of  Castleton  yeoman,  Thomas  Gascoigne  of  Barnebowe  co  York 
esquire,  Robinlandes,  William  Mills  of  Castleton  taylor.  Further  Shutt 
End,  Sarah  Mellor  of  Pointon  co  Chester  widow,  Silcocke,  John  Timme 
the  younger  of  Loosehill  yeoman,  Francis  Barber  of  Castleton  yeoman, 
John  Moorewood  of  Offerton  co  Derby  esquire,  Henry  Eyre  of  Castleton 
yeoman.  Over  Shutt,  Ellis  Howe  of  Castleton  yeoman.  Well  Landes, 
Kilne  Landes,  John  Tymme  the  elder  of  Loosehill  yeoman,  Wymeing 
Feild,  Arkehill  Carr,  The  Hole,  Burndend,  Neather  Hallom  Pingle, 
Nicholas  Kirke  of  Loosehill  yeoman,  Mamsitch  Feild,  Edale,  Hacbutts, 
Greetylands,  Humphrey  Barber  of  Castleton  yeoman,  Long  Lands 
in  Mamsitch  Feild,  Neather  Gorbroodes,  New  Hall  Barn,  Old  Kill, 
New  Hall  Orchard,  Jumboe  Close,  Highbrinke,  John  Hall  of  Castleton 
gentleman,  Roger  Hall  of  Castleton  yeoman,  Crookedrood  and  Cowesitch. 
The  covenants  are  lengthy  and  the  covenant  for  title  refers  to  a  deed 
of  30  Charles  H,  to  which  Edmund  Hall  the  elder  of  Hollins,  Castleton 
was  a  party.  Witnesses  :  Tho  Legh,  Chr  Staveley,  Charles  Baker, 
Tho  Charlesworth,  Char  Potts.  Vellum  :  the  lease  two  skins  32  X  30 
and  32X5  and  the  release  two  skins  32X30  and  32X17,  two  seals 
bear  the  buglehorn  between  three  heraldic  roses. 

1688  March  30th,  in  the  4th  year  of  James  II.  Receipt  (Engl.)  of 
Edward  Haigh  of  Thornhill  co  Derby  gentleman  for  ^620,  from  Richard 
Torr  of  Castleton  gentleman,  being  the  price  of  messuages  etc  mentioned 
in  two  indentures  of  even  date.  Witnesses  :  Tho  Legh,  Chr  Staveley, 
Charles  Baker,  Tho  Charlesworth,  Char  Potts.  Vellum  :  one  skin  14x7, 
one  seal,  armorial,  a  buglehorn  between  three  heraldic  roses. 

1688  March  30th,  m  the  4th  year  of  James  II.  Bond  (Lat.  and  Engl.) 
from  Edward  Haigh  of  Thornhill  co  Derby  gentleman  and  Joseph  Haigh 
his  son  and  heir  to  Richard  Torr  of  Castleton  gentleman  in  ;^1240, 
to  perform  covenants  in  two  indentures  of  even  date.  Witnesses : 
Tho  Leigh,  Chr  Staveley,  Charles  Baker,  Tho  Charlesworth,  Char  Potts. 
Vellum:  one  skin  13^X7,  two  seals  armorial,  a  buglehorn  between 
three  heraldic  roses. 

1688  December  3rd,  in  the  4th  year  of  James  II.     Indenture  of  Lease 

(Engl.)  from  Henry  Duke  of  Newcastle  to  Richard  Youle  of  Chesterfield 
CO  Derby  gentleman,  of  two  closes  of  land  called  Great  Horse  Croft 
and  Little  Horse  Croft  containing  9a  2r  20p ;  and  also  a  piece  of  land, 
whereon  formerly  stood  a  house  called  Lockesmith's  House  containing 
14  perches;  and  also  four  lands  lying  by  Lady  Meadowsyde,  all  which 
were  part   of   Spittle    Farm  in  the  parish  of  Chesterfield;    and  also  a 


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dole,  containing  3a  12p  in  a  place  called  Espland,  within  the  hamlet 
called  Hasland  in  the  parish  of  Chesterfield ;  also  two  doles  of  land 
called  Little  ...  in  Hasland,  and  a  dole  of  land  in  Watts  Lane 
in  the  manor  of  Newbould  aforesaid  (reserving  timber)  ;  for  the  term  of 
twenty  one  years,  at  the  yearly  rent  of  ;^16  12s  Od,  payable  half  yearly. 
Witnesses:  Thomas  Farr,  Caroline  Farr.  Vellum:  one  skin  26x15, 
the  fold  at  the  foot  with  seals  and  signatures,  having  been  cut  oflf, 
probably  for  cancellation. 

540  (1688-9)  March  10th.     Indenture  of   Bargain   and   Sale   (Engl.)   from 

John  Froggatt  of  Hagge  in  the  parish  of  Stavely  co  Derby  gentleman 
to  Cornelius  Clarke  of  Norton  co  Derby  esquire,  terminating  a  mortgage 
on  payment  by  the  latter  of  ^200.  The  deed  recites  (l)  an  indenture  of 
bargain  and  sale  with  power  of  redemption,  11th  June  1662,  from  Jo 
Bate  of  Jordenthorpe  to  William  Bullocke,  of  a  messuage,  5  closes, 
4  cottages  and  appurtenances  in  Jordenthorpe ;  (2)  an  indenture  of 
bargain  and  sale  .  .  .  April  1666,  from  \\'illiam  Bullocke  to  Jo 
Froggatt  of  the  same  premises  for  six  months,  to  enable  the  latter  to  take 
a  grant  of  the  reversion  and  inheritance ;  (3)  an  indenture  of  bargain 
and  sale  April  1666  from  Jo  Bate  to  Jo  Froggatt  of  the  same  premises; 
(4)  an  indenture  of  agreement,  6th  April  1666,  from  Jo  Froggatt  to  Jo 
Bate,  whereby  the  former  covenanted  to  reinvest  the  latter  in  the  same 
premises,  on  payment  of  ^200  before  6th  April.  Witnesses :  William 
Frogatt,  Ben  Clarke.     Vellum:  one  skin  24  x  11,  small  seal  in  black  wax. 

524  and  525  1689  September  (?),  m  the  4th  year  of  James  II.  Final  Concord  two 
parts  (Lat.)  between  Richard  Torr  plaintiff  and  Edward  Haighe  and 
Elizabeth  his  wife,  Joseph  Haighe,  Robert  Dakeyne  and  Ann  his  wife, 
John  Hall  and  Susanna  his  wife,  Stephan  Hall,  John  Stayley  and 
Elizabeth  his  wife  deforciants;  whereby,  in  consideration  of  /"lOO,  the 
latter  quitclaimed  to  the  former  2  messuages,  2  cottages,  15  acres  of 
land,  10  acres  of  meadow,  and  20  acres  of  pasture  in  the  parish  of 
Castleton.     Vellum:  both  skins  18  x  7.     Notes:  the  month  is  uncertain. 

436  1691   December    10th.     Portion  of  a   Lease    (Engl.)    for    21    years    by 

William  Earl  of  Devonshire  to  Thomas  Does  and  Godfrey  Oven,  of  two 
parcels  of  land  (copyhold  ?)  in  Chesterfield,  then  in  their  occupation,  in 
consideration  of  a  fine  of  ^4  and  a  yearly  rent  of  ^4.  Signed  Devonshire. 
Witnesses:  John  Bullok,  Christian  Becker,  Sol  Heathcote.  Vellum: 
one  skin   14  X  10,  armorial  seal  on  fold. 

483  and  575  1693  April  14th  and  15th,  in  the  5th  year  of  William  and  Mary.  Inden- 
tures of  Lease  and  Release  (Engl.)  made  between  John  Glossop  of 
Hackenthorpe  in  the  parish  of  Beighton  co  Derby  yeoman  of  the  1st  part. 


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Henry  Lowe  of  Whittington  co  Derby  yeoman,  John  Smith  of  Handley  in 
the  parish  of  Staveley  co  Derby  yeoman  and  Henry  Smith  son  and  heir 
apparent  of  the  said  John  Smith  of  the  2nd  part  and  Francis  Glossop  of 
Handley  aforesaid  nephew  of  the  said  John  Glossop,  and  Elizabeth  Smith 
daughter  of  the  said  John  Smith  of  the  3rd  part;  after  reciting  an  intended 
marriage  between  the  said  Francis  Glossop  and  Elizabeth  Smith,  the  said 
John  Glossop  granted  a  moiety  of  a  messuage  in  Hackenthorpe  aforesaid, 
wherein  he  the  said  John  Glossop  and  Thomas  Creswicke  then  dwelt ;  and 
certain  closes  etc,  described  as  Little  Croft  adjoining  the  messuage,  Hill- 
field,  CliiTe,  Longsicke,  Spring  Close,  Springwood,  Narr,  Middle  and  Farr 
Underdelle,  containing  in  the  whole  18  acres,  unto  the  said  Henry  Lowe, 
John  Smith  and  Henry  Smith  to  the  uses  following  ;  namely  to  the  said 
John  Glossop  until  the  marriage,  and  after  his  decease  (sic),  then  to  the 
said  Francis  and  Elizabeth  for  their  lives,  and  the  life  of  the  survivor  of 
them ;  and  after  the  decease  of  the  survivor,  then  to  the  heirs  of  their 
bodies ;  and  in  default  of  such  issue,  to  the  use  of  the  heirs  of  the  body  of 
the  said  Francis ;  and  in  default  for  his  right  heirs  for  ever.  Vellum  : 
each  one  skin,  the  lease  24X9  and  the  release  25X17;  seals  missing. 
Notes :  the  words  "  Paul  Smith  1741  "  are  endorsed  on  the  lease,  and  the 
attestation  is  not  completed. 


1693  October  2nd,  in  the  5th  year  of  William  and  Mary.  Assignment 
(Engl.)  from  Rowland  Parker  of  Norton  co  Derby  yeoman  to  John  Parker 
his  son  and  heir  apparent,  of  a  messuage,  lands  etc  in  Greenehill  and 
Woodseates  in  the  parish  of  Norton  containing  35  acres  or  thereabouts, 
then  in  the  possession  of  the  said  Rowland  and  John  Parker,  all  which 
premises  were  theretofore  the  property  of  Elizabeth,  then  late  wife  of  the 
said  Rowland ;  and  were  then  of  the  yearly  value  of  ^20,  for  the  residue 
of  a  term  of  800  years,  created  by  an  indenture  of  lease  dated  about  the 
10th  year  of  Elizabeth,  and  subject  to  the  payment  of  certain  rents  therein 
mentioned.  It  was  part  of  the  consideration,  that  the  said  John  Parker 
should  pay  unto  several  persons  mentioned  in  a  schedule  annexed  to  the 
assignment  certain  sums  of  money,  of  the  amounts  and  at  the  times  therein 
stated ;  namely,  to  Henry  Brownehill  £6;  to  John  Willson  ;^10;  to  Joseph 
Smith  £"4 ;  to  Mr  Thomas  Marriott  £l  10s  Od ;  to  George  Booth  £2 ;  to 
Mrs  Sarah  Bullock  £5 ;  to  Thomas  Bullock  £5;  to  Mrs  Burley  ;^35  10s  Od ; 
a  debt  due  from  Rowland  Parker  to  his  children  ^20 ;  to  Rowland 
Parker's  three  younger  children  ^10  apiece,  to  be  paid  before  the  end  of 
the  year  1697.  Witnesses:  .  .  .  Dand,  Thos  Burley,  Tho  Calton. 
Vellum  :  three  skins,  the  first  26  x  1 1,  the  second  25  J  X  6,  and  the  schedule 
8X7,  seal  broken  and  obscure. 


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674  1693  December  6th,  in  the  5th  year  of  William  and  Mary.     Indenture 

of  Lease  (Engl.)  from  Revell  Copley  of  Dronfield  co  Derby  gentleman  to 
John  Swift  of  Coldaston  co  Derby  husbandman,  of  a  messuage  in  Coldaston 
and  all  those  18  closes  or  parcels  of  enclosed  ground,  be  the  same 
arable,  meadow  or  pasture  in  Coldaston,  commonly  called  or  known  by 
the  several  names  of  Far  Batesmore,  Middle  Batesmore,  Meadow  Bates- 
more,  Broomaly,  Close  Underbill,  Westfield,  Claybutts,  Crabtree  Meadowe, 
Hen  Peppers,  Nar  Bently,  Farr  Bently,  Farr  Coate  Close,  Narr  Coate 
Close,  Little  Spring,  Middle  Spring,  Springfield,  Springe,  Crofte,  containing 
together  72  acres  and  2  roods,  then  in  the  occupation  of  John  Swift ;  from 
the  25th  March  then  last  past,  for  a  term  of  twenty  one  years,  at  a  yearly 
rent  of  £3'^  5s  Od.  Lessee's  covenants,  as  to  the  repair  of  the  buildings 
and  the  cultivation  of  the  farm.  Witnesses  :  Jo  Dand,  Ben  Nevill,  Jonas 
Calton.  Paper:  two  sheets  fastened  at  foot  16X18,  the  small  seal  of 
red  wax  bears  a  shield,  possibly  argent,  a  saltire  vaire  or  fieury,  between 
four  crosses  patee.  Notes :  this  is  evidently  a  counterpart,  signed  by  the 
lessee.  A  memorandum  endorsed,  provides  that  the  lessor  and  his  heirs,  but 
not  his  assignes,  should  have  full  ingress  and  egress  to  go  and  make  use 
of  a  chamber  over  the  old  parlour  at  the  east  end  of  the  messuage,  during 
the  term  of  the  lease. 

672  1695  November  20th,  in  the  7th  year  of  William   III.     Indenture  of 

Lease  (Engl.)  from  Edward  Parker  of  Sutton  Coldfield  co  Warwick  gent 

to  William  Parker  of  Little  Norton  co  Derby  yeoman,  of  a  messuage  or 

tenement   with  all  outbuildings  etc  and  appurtenances,  situate  in  Little 

Norton,  then  in  the  occupation  of  the  said   William   Parker ;  and  all  the 

closes,  crofts,  pastures,  meadows  or  mowing  ground,  coppice,  wood  etc, 

and  hereditaments  occupied  therewith ;  and  also  a  cottage,  croft,  orchard 

etc  in  Little  Norton,  then  in  the  occupation  of  Joseph  Parker ;  reserving 

timber,  with  the  right  to  enter  with  horses,  oxen,  carts,  waines,  and  other 

carriages ;  and  "  to  fall,  cutt  down,  stockup,  saw,  coard,  coale,  make  saw- 

pitts,  get  turfe  and  soile  for  coaleing,  worke  up,  take  and  carry  away  "  etc; 

not  hurting  standing  corn  or  mowing  grass,  leaving  nevertheless  sufficient 

wood  and  tynsell  for  the  necessary  repairs  of  the  demised  premises ;  for 

seven  years  from  the  25th  March  then  next,  at  a  yearly  rent  of  £iO  10s  Od. 

The  covenants  contain  (inter  alia)  one  by  the  lessor,  to  pay  the  duty  for 

such   part  of   the  said  premises  as  were  held   of  the   manor  of  Tickill. 

Witnesses:  Joseph  Ranby,  Fran  Parkes.     Vellum  :  one  skin  24  X  18,  the 

small  seal  of  red  wax  bears  a  dragon  rampant.     Notes  :   this  lease  would 

expire  25th  March  1703,  and  on  its  expiration  the  lessor  granted  a  lease  of 

the  same  premises,  at  the  same  rent,  for  fourteen  years  to  Joshua  Calton, 

see  number  670.     Tynsell  is  an  obsolete  word  meaning  brushwood  for 

fencing.    See  Oxford  Dictionary,  also  number  670  where  the  word  is  spelt 

tincell. 


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(1698)  September  1st,  in  the  10th  year  of  WilHam  III.  Indenture  of 
Bargain  and  Sale  (Engl.)  between  Henry  Bright  of  Whirlow  co  York 
gent  and  Dorothy  his  wife  of  the  1st  part,  Robert  Ashton  of  Bradway  co 
Derby  esquire  and  Charles  Ashton  clerk,  trustees  of  the  marriage  settle- 
ment of  the  said  Henry  Bright  and  Dorothy  daughter  of  the  said  Robert 
Ashton  of  the  2nd  part  and  Robert  Offley  of  Norton  co  Derby  gentleman 
of  the  third  part.  The  object  of  this  deed  was  to  settle  an  action  brought 
by  Robert  Offley,  a  mortgagee  of  the  settled  estates  of  the  Bright  family, 
for  repayment  of  his  mortgage  debt ;  the  arrangement  being  that  he  should 
take  a  conveyance  of  part  of  the  mortgaged  property  in  final  settlement  of 
his  claim.  The  recitals  set  out  the  facts,  and  the  operative  part  transfers 
part  of  the  mortgaged  property  to  the  mortgagee.  In  the  recitals  and 
parcels  the  following  names  of  persons  and  places  occur ;  namely, 
Cornelius  Clerke  then  late  of  Norton  esquire  deceased,  Revell  Copley  and 
Hannah  his  wife,  Benjamin  Eyre  and  Gartrude  his  wife  (Hannah  and 
Gartrude  sisters  of  Henry  Bright),  Denis  Nevile,  Thomas  Bright  gent 
deceased,  Henry  Bright  the  grandfather,  Henry  Bright  the  father.  Full- 
wood,  Ecclesall,  Sheffield,  Dronfield,  Ecclesall  Bierley,  Rose  Fields, 
Jonathan  Woolhouse,  Robert  Blackden,  Graystones  Cliffe,  Dead  Lane, 
Mayhouse  m  Fullwood,  Upper  Field,  Nether  Field,  Upper  Spring, 
Nether  Spring,  Upper  Meadow,  Nether  Meadow,  Dovehouse  and  a  pingle 
thereto  in  Ecclesall,  John  Dale,  Nether  House  in  Fullwood,  Smithy  Yard, 
Smithy  Croft,  Over  Dove  Field,  Edward  Dale,  Heend-acre,  Little 
Meadow,  Wood  Close  in  Fullwood,  Goosegreene  in  Ecclesall,  Lyme 
Lands  in  Fullwood,  Thomas  Taylor.  Vellum:  one  skin  33  X  24.  Notes: 
the  deed  bears  no  signatures,  no  seals,  and  no  attestation  clause,  but  there 
are  two  impressed  stamps  of  sixpence  each. 

1669  September  15th,  in  the  11th  year  of  William  III.  Indenture  of 
Lease  (Engl.)  from  William  Duke  of  Devonshire  to  Henry  Smith  in  the 
parish  of  Staveley  co  Derby  yeoman,  of  the  customary  "  dutyes "  and 
customary  rights  and  profits  of  the  lead  mines,  commonly  called  The  Lott 
and  Cope ;  and  all  the  meerdishes,  lords  meeres,  primgaps,  oddyards,  and 
forfeited  pieces  of  ground,  arising  and  coming  from  the  lead  mines  within  the 
liberties,  townes,  villages,  places  and  hamlets  of  Ashford,  Eaddington, 
Chelmarton,  Flagg,  Monyash,  Over  Haddon,  Brushfield,  Mornisdale  alias 
Little  Longston  in  the  parish  of  Bakewell  co  Derby  ;  the  which,  his  Grace 
was  entitled  unto  by  demise  or  grant  under  the  Crown  ;  also  all  and  singular 
his  "  tyth  oar,"  growing  due  from  time  to  time  within  the  said  towns,  vil- 
lages etc  ;  and  also  two  thirds  of  the  "tyth  oar"  of  and  within  the  lordship 
of  Bakewell,  to  which  he  was  entitled  in  his  own  right,  for  a  term  of  two 
years  from  the  29th  September  1699,  at  a  yearly  rent  of  ^'200  payable 
half  yearly.      Covenants   by    the    lessee    include   a  covenant   to   pay   all 


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extraordinary  taxes  etc.  Witnesses  :  Tho  Bagshaw,  Wm  Grosvenor,  Tho 
Matthew.  Vellum:  one  skin  22x21,  the  seal  of  Devonshire  bears  two 
serpents  intertwined,  with  a  motto  below  a  crown.  Notes  :  endorsed  is  a 
consent  by  the  Duke,  to  Henry  Smith  assigning  the  premises  demised, 
subject  to  the  conditions  of  the  lease. 

670  1703(-4)  January  7th,   in   the   2nd    year  of   Ann.     Indenture  of  Lease 

(Engl.)  from  Edward  Parker  of  Sutton  Coldfield  co  Warwick  gent  to 
Joshua  Calton  of  Little  Norton  co  Derby  yeoman,  of  a  messuage  with 
numerous  outbuildings  and  appurtenances  in  Little  Norton,  then  in  the 
occupation  of  the  said  Joshua  Calton,  with  certain  closes  etc  occupied 
therewith  and  a  cottage,  croft  and  orchard  occupied  by  widow  Parker ; 
reserving  timber,  with  the  right  to  enter  with  horses,  oxen,  carts,  waines, 
and  other  "  carryages  "  ;  and  to  "fall,  cutt  down,  steckup,  sow,  coard, 
coale,  make  sawpitts,  and  get  turfe  and  soyle  for  coaleing  ;  work  up,  take, 
and  carry  away  "  etc ;  not  hurting  standing  corn  or  mowing  grass ;  leaving 
nevertheless  sufficient  wood  and  tincell  (brushwood  for  fencing,  see  number 
672)  for  the  necessary  repairs  of  the  demised  premises  ;  for  fourteen  years 
from  the  25th  March  then  next,  at  a  yearly  rent  of  £W  10s  Od.  The 
covenants  contain  (inter  alia)  one  by  the  said  Edward  Parker,  to  pay  "the 
duty"  for  such  part  of  the  said  premises  as  were  held  of  the  manor  of 
Tickhill.  Witnesses  :  Phillip  Parkier,  Jasper  Rhodes.  Paper :  one  sheet 
23  X  18,  small  seal  bearing  a  curious  devise,  probably  not  armorial. 
Notes  :  this  is  evidently  a  counterpart  executed  by  the  lessee.  A  memoran- 
dum endorsed,  states  that  the  lessee  was  to  have  liberty  to  gate  his 
culture,"  upon  the  premises,  after  the  expiration  of  the  term,  till  Mayday  ; 
and  also  that  Mr.  Edward  Parker  or  his  tenant  should  have  liberty  to 
"  plow  and  sow  "  before  the  expiration  of  the  said  term. 

819  1703(-4)   February  21st,  in  the  2nd  year  of  Anne.     Indenture  of  Lease 

(Engl.)  from  Judith  Mollyneux  of  Hasland  in  the  county  of  Derby  lady 
to  John  Bright  of  Chesterfield  gentleman,  for  21  years  at  a  rent  of  £9.  6s, 
of  a  close  in  Boythorpe  in  the  parish  of  Chesterfield,  called  Shaw  Low, 
another  close  called  Stansall  Long  Close.  Witnesses :  Thomas  Bonde, 
John  Brocksopp,  Thomas  Lucas.  Notes :  memorandum  dated  19th 
October  1704  endorsed,  states  that  the  mterest  and  tenant  right  was  trans- 
ferred to  John  Bretland  of  Hasland  in  consideration  of  £2  6s  6d. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  26  x  17,  one  seal  in  paper. 

463a  1703(-4)    March   23rd.     Admittance  and  Surrender  (Lat.  and  Engl.), 

extracted  from  the  court  rolls  of  the  manor  of  Bolsover,  at  a  court  of  the 
Most  Noble  John  Duke  of  Newcastle  held  the  above  date,  when  Mary 
Bright    wife    of    John    Bright    of     Chesterfield   co    Derby    gentleman. 


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sister  and  heiress  of  Nicholas  Youle  late  of  Chesterfield  gentleman 
then  deceased  was  admitted,  on  payment  of  a  relief  of  5s  4d,  to 
lands  within  the  manor,  which  came  to  her  on  the  death  of  the 
said  Nicholas  Youle  as  his  heiress;  whereupon  she  surrendered  a 
messuage  in  Bolsover  with  several  closes  called  The  Croft,  Town- 
end  Pingle,  Litle  Stile  Pingle,  Three  Danisbrook  Closes  and  two 
acres  in  Townfields,  all  in  Bolsover,  in  the  occupation  of  William  Totley, 
to  the  only  proper  use  and  behoof  of  The  Mayor  and  Aldermen  of  Ches- 
terfield, who  were  admitted  tenants  of  the  manor,  they  paying  a  fine  of 
5s  4d.  From  a  recital  of  the  facts  leading  up  to  this  admittance  and 
surrender,  it  appears  that  Richard  Youle,  by  will  dated  30th  June  1699, 
gave  and  devised  to  the  Corporation  of  Chesterfield  20s  yearly  for  ever ; 
to  buy  yearly  and  every  year  eight  pair  of  good  strong  shoes,  and  to  give 
them  to  eight  poor  widows,  dwelling  in  Chesterfield,  sometime  in  the  week 
before  Xmas  Day ;  and  also  40s  a  year  more  for  ever,  to  buy  yearly,  on 
the  5th  November,  six  score  four-penny  loaves,  to  be  given  on  that  day  to 
six  score  poor  people  dwelling  in  Chesterfield,  the  shoes  and  bread  to  be 
disposed  of  at  the  discretion  of  The  Mayor,  Aldermen  and  Overseer  of  the 
Poor  of  Chesterfield,  and  with  "  the  good  likeinge  and  approbation  "  of  his 
nearest  relation,  who  should  "  Inhabit  there  " ;  and  he  wished  the  poor  people 
who  benefited,  to  be  such  as  frequented  the  Church  of  England ;  further 
he  gave  to  the  said  Corporation  17s  4d  yearly  for  ever,  to  buy  weekly 
every  market-day  in  the  market,  four  four-penny  loaves  to  be  given  to  four 
poor  widows,  pursuant  to  the  will  of  his  uncle  George  Youle  of  Ches- 
terfield ;  and  he  gave  to  the  vicar  of  Chesterfield  for  the  time  being  for 
ever  20s  yearly,  to  preach  a  sermon  in  the  Church,  on  every  5th  November; 
and  he  charged  all  these  annuities  on  two  closes  in  Chesterfield,  called 
Nether  Horse  Crofts,  until  his  executors  should  purchase  lands  for  the 
security  and  payment  thereof,  which  the  testator  evidently  intended  should 
be  transferred  to  and  held  by  the  Mayor  and  Aldermen,  as  he  charges 
them  with  payment  of  20s  a  year  to  the  vicar  for  the  sermon,  out  of  the 
rents ;  and  the  residue  of  the  rents  were  to  be  applied  for  the  charities 
above  stated.  The  said  Mary  Bright  was  the  surviving  executor  of  the 
will,  and  this  surrender  was  intended  to  free  and  discharge  the  closes  called 
Horse  Crofts  from  the  said  pious  and  charitable  bequests.  Vellum  :  one 
skin  18X19. 

1704  May  19th,  in  the  1st  year  of  Anne.     Indenture  of  Release  and 

Quit  Claim  (Engl.)  between  Henry  Poynton  of  Wadsley  in  the  parish  of 
Sheffield  yeoman  and  Charles  Blythe  of  Doncaster  co  York  yeoman  of  the 
one  part,  and  Thomas  Birley  then  of  Staveley  Hagg  co  Derby  gent  and 
Nicholas  Birley  of  Barnsley  co  York  gent,  second  son  of  the  said  Thomas, 
of  the  other  part ;  whereby,  in  consideration  of  ;^250,  the  parties  of  the 


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1st  part  released  to  the  parties  of  the  2nd  part,  all  their  claim  in  property 
at  Hazelhurst  in  Norton.  In  the  description  of  the  property  and  in  the 
covenants,  the  following  names  of  persons  and  places  occur ;  namely.  Two 
Dayes  Work,  Stony  Field,  Three  Days  Work,  Fitch  Field,  Rye  Field, 
Marie  Lands,  Narr  and  Farr  Smithy  Fields,  Dunstead,  West  Jack  Field. 
Witnesses:  Tho  Bosvile,  J  Banks,  Jo  Battie.  Vellum:  one  skin,  torn 
in  several  places,  26  x  23,  seals  missing.  Notes  :  The  writing  is  illegible 
in  many  places  and  much  faded  in  others. 

544  1707  February  23rd.     Indenture  of  Assignment  (Engl.)  in  bankruptcy, 

made  between  Peter  Persehouse  of  London  esquire,  Timothy  Langley  of 
London  gentleman  and  Thomas  Davis  of  London  gentleman  of  the  one 
part,  and  John  Bright  of  Chesterfield  co  Derby  merchant  of  the  other 
part ;  whereby,  after  reciting  the  appointment  of  commissioners  in  the 
bankruptcy  of  Samuel  Watson  of  Sheffield  mercer,  and  an  agreement  that 
the  said  John  Bright  should  pay  the  creditors  15s  in  the  pound,  the  com- 
missioners assigned  unto  the  said  John  Bright  all  the  "  goods,  wares, 
merchandizes,  household  stuff,  implements  "  and  book  debts  of  the  said 
Samuel  Watson.  There  is  a  schedule  of  the  merchandise,  furniture  and 
book  debts,  with  the  value  or  amount  of  each ;  this  schedule  covers  four 
large  skins  and  contains  many  hundreds  of  items  ;  the  values  put  upon 
the  goods  and  furniture  are  interesting  ;  the  numerous  priced  items  of  a 
large  mercer's  business  being  set  forth  in  great  detail.  Witnesses : 
C  Bagnall,  Ann  Norris,  Percivall  Hart,  Tho  Bagnall.  Vellum :  five 
skins  about  29  X  26,  three  seals  of  the  commissioners  appear  to  be 
armorial. 

831  Probably  18th  century.     Abstract  of  Title  (Engl.)  to  a  capital  messuage 

and  lands  at  Ford  Collin,  Hays  Rushop,  in  the  parish  of  Chapel  en  le 
Frith  in  Peak  Forest  co  Derby  belonging  to  Samuel  Bagshaw. — (a) 
(1523)  vigil  of  the  Nativity  of  the  Blessed  Virgin  Mary  (September  8th). 
Feoffment  from  Richard  Vernon  of  Hasilbach  co  Derby  to  Godfrey 
Foljambe,  Robert  Makersley,  William  Bagshaw  and  Christopher  Gardyner 
of  lands  in  Foorth  in  Chapel  en  le  Frith,  Bowden,  Casilton,  Bradwell  and 
Hope  to  the  use  of  Richard  Vernon,  his  son. — (6)  (1596)  August  25th, 
in  the  38th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Indenture  between  Francis  Vernon  of 
Tideswell  gentleman,  and  Anthony  Creswell  of  the  Ford  in  the  parish  of 
Chapel  en  le  Frith  yeoman,  whereby  the  former  sold  to  the  latter  lands 
and  tenements  in  Ford  and  Chapel  en  le  Frith. — (c)  (1621)  September 
24th,  in  the  19th  year  of  James  I.  Indenture  between  Anthony  Creswell 
of  Ford  and  Nicholas  Creswell  his  son  and  heir,  and  Francis  Bradshaw 
of  Bradshaw,  relating  to  a  marriage  between  Nicholas  Creswell  and  Lucy 
Bradshaw  sister  of  the  above,  and  the  conveyance  of  a  messuage  and 


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appurtenances  in  Ford  to  Geo  Bowden  junior  of  Bowden  and  John  Wilson 
of  Bradshaw  yeoman,  for  the  use  of  Anthony  Creswell,  with  remainder  to 
the  children  of  the   marriage,  or  to  Geo   Bowden  of  Bowden  and  Geo 
Bradshaw  of  London  merchant  taylor,  in  trust  for  them,   or  to   Francis 
Creswell,  son  of  Anthony  Creswell,  and  to  his  sons  James  and  Francis. 
— (d)    1647  June   1st.     Indenture  between    Nicholas   Creswell    of    Ford 
gentleman,  Lucy  his  wife  and  Barbara  their  daughter  and  John  Bretland 
of  Thorncliff  m   the   county   of   Chester   gentleman   and   Peter  Ashe  of 
Bradshaw   Hall  yeoman,  whereby   the  former  granted  to  the  latter  the 
messuage  at   Ford   with  appurtenances,   together    with    five   cottages,    a 
burgage  and  croft,  and  closes  of  land  known  as  the  Collin  Hay.— (e) 
1647  September  20th.      Deed  Poll  reciting  the  above  transaction,  which 
was  for  the  purpose  of  levying  a  fine,  and  that  John  Bretland  and  Peter 
Ashe  regranted    the    above    premises  to    Nicholas    Creswell. — (/)    1648 
April  16th.     Indenture  of  Feoffment  between  James  Creswell  of  Hard- 
wicke  in  the  parish  of  Coreswall  in  the  county  of  Stafford,  Francis  Creswell 
and  Ralph  Creswell  brothers,  Lucy  Creswell  widow  of  Nicholas  Creswell, 
Barbara  Creswell,  and  Robert  Ashton  of  Stony  Middleton  yeoman,  whereby 
the  former  sold  to  the  latter  for  ;^1040  the  messuages  etc   in  Ford  and 
Chapel-en-le-Frith.— (g)    (1662-3)    January    22nd,    in    the    14th    year   of 
Charles    II.      Indenture    between    Robert    Ashton    of    Stony    Middleton 
gentleman,  and  Wm  Bagshaw  of  Great  Hucklow,  recording  the  sale  to 
the  latter  for  ;^1300,  of  the  messuage  called  Ford,  a  messuage  in  Chapel- 
en-le-Frith,  parcels  of  land  called  Shoe  Broad  and  the  Sitch  in  Malcalfe 
alias    Ford    Field,   and   a   herbage    farm   called    Whiteside. — (h)    1663 
June   30th.     Receipt  for   the   above  consideration  of  ;^1300.— (0   1679 
October    13th    and    14th.       Indenture    of    Lease   and    Release    between 
William  Bagshawe  of  Ford  eldest  son  of  William  Bagshawe,  and  Henry 
Kirk  of    Martinside    in    the    parish   of   Chapel-en-le-Frith    yeoman   and 
Nicholas   Bagshaw    joiner,    whereby  the   former  sold    to  the    latter    the 
messuage  etc  called  Ford  or  Malcalfe  and  a  farm  at  Hargate  Wall  Hill 
or  Wormhill  co  Derby  with  land  formerly  in  the  tenure  of  John  Moor- 
wood  clerk,  another  messuage  then  in  the  possession  of  Henry  Bagshaw, 
and  lands  then  in  the  tenure  of  Geo  Bower,  Robert  Bower  and  Robert 
Smith  ;  lands  in  Kempsil  and  Rushop,  and  a  Burgage  in  Chapel  en  le 
Frith  then  in  the  tenure  of  John  Lomas  to  the  use  of  Agnes  the  wife  of 
William  Bagshaw  and  Samuel  Bagshaw  his  son  and  heir,  as  jointure  and 
inheritance. — (j)   1713  June   1st.      Indenture  between  William   Bagshaw 
of  Ford,   Richard  Bagshaw  of  Castleton  and  Chas  Potts,   containing  a 
covenant  to  levy  a  fine  for  the  purpose  of  docking  the  estate  tail  in  the 
messuage  etc  late  in  the  possession  of  Saml  Bagshaw  and  then  of  Wm 
Bagshaw  in  Ford  with  fields  etc  specified  by  name,  Calfcroft    Pringle, 
Lowerfield,  Middle  Field,   Upper  Hay,    Lower    Hay,    Lower   Cowhey, 


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Upper  Cowhey,  Malcalfe,  Upper  Swine  Green,  Lower  Swine  Green, 
Moss  Pasture,  Collin  Hayes,  lands  called  Russop  or  Whiteside,  inclosures 
in  Green  Fairfield  in  the  tenure  of  Henry  and  William  Swinscow,  lands 
in  Losehill,  buildings  etc  in  the  occupation  of  Hugh  Palfreyman,  George 
Thornhill  of  Hargate  Wall,  Richard  Alsop  senior,  Anthony  Buxton, 
Jarvis  Smith,  Wm  Bagshaw,  Francis  Thomason,  Ellis  Needham  and 
Robert  Needham,  land  called  Hemsall,  improved  land  called  Lower 
Greenlow,  closes  called  Bolehill,  Tom  Moor,  Tom  Moor  Top,  Swire 
Green,  Colbron,  all  lying  in  the  High  Peak  Forest,  Green  Fairfield, 
Chapel  en  le  Frith,  Tideswell  and  Hope  to  the  use  of  Charles  Potts  until 
a  recovery  should  be  obtained. — (k)  1711.  Trinity  Term  10  Anne. 
Fine,  Charles  Potts  plaintiff  and  William  Bagshaw  deforciant  of  the 
above  lands. — (/)  1711.  Recovery  suffered  by  Charles  Potts  against 
Richard  Bagshaw,  plaintiff,  Charles  Potts  tenant  and  William  Bagshaw 
being  vouchees  of  the  above  lands.     Paper  :  8  sheets  folio. 

526  (1711)   May  23rd,  in  the  10th  year  of  Anne.     Indenture  of  Lease  (Engl.) 

from  '*  ye  right  honourable  Anne  Charlotte  lady  Fretchville  widow  "  to 
John  Bright  of  Chesterfield  co  Derby  gent,  of  a  piece  of  land  at  or  in 
Troway  in  the  parish  of  Eckington  co  Derby,  "  lyeing  within  ye  lands  of 
ye  sd  John  Bright"  in  the  possession  of  Samuel  More,  abutting  on  Kilne 
Croft  south,  and  Shepcoate  Croft  north ;  being  then  formerly  in  the 
possession  of  John  Guill  as  part  of  his  farm  ;  but  then  in  the  possession 
of  the  said  John  Bright ;  for  a  term  of  twenty  five  years,  at  a  yearly  rent 
of  6s,  payable  halfyearly.  Witnesses:  Isabella  Goulding,  Robert  Mirfin. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  27  y- 16,  the  seal  bears  the  arms  of  Lady  Frecheuille 
(so  spelt  in  her  signature),  on  a  lozenge.  Two  sixpenny  stamps  impressed 
in  the  margin. 

633  1711(-12)   March  4th,  in  the  10th  year  of  Anne.     Indenture  of   Enfran- 

chisement and  Sale  (Engl.)  between  Sir  Philip  Gell  of  Hopton  co 
Derby  baronet  and  Dame  Elizabeth  his  wife,  and  Robert  Scholler  of 
Great  Rowsley  in  the  parish  of  Bakewell  gentleman,  whereby  the  former 
as  lord  of  the  manor  of  Hope,  in  consideration  of  ir300,  enfranchised 
certain  copyhold  messuages,  lands  and  tenements,  formerly  in  the  pos- 
session of  John  Hall  deceased  of  Goosehill  in  the  parish  of  Castleton  and 
Dorothy  his  wife,  Enoch  Ellott  and  Elizabeth  his  wife  and  Tristram 
Ridgeway  gentleman,  and  surrendered  by  them  to  John  Plumer  of 
Blacksware  co  Hert  esquire,  and  by  him  at  a  Court  Baron  of  Hope, 
February  27th,  1711-12  to  Robert  Scholler.  A  chief  rent  of  one  shilling 
yearly  and  suit  of  court  at  the  Court  Baron  of  Hope  were  reserved.  The 
property  is  fully  described,  and  the  following  place-names  occur  :  Nearer 
Croft,  Farr  Croft,  Broad    Arrowhead,    Hard    Meadowend,    Stevenclose, 


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Astonfeild,  Outfall,  Elston  Close,  Heywards  Meadows,  Owlerr  Carr, 
Hayes,  Farbroughshipp,  Emmcroft,  White  Lee,  Reape  Flatt,  Oldfeild 
Oldfeild  Gate,  an  outfall  in  Fitchettfield,  Over  Marstons,  Bean  Butts, 
Pitts  Meadows,  Howbrookeside,  Heathcotts  Croft,  Nether  Marston, 
Holme  Bank,  Brooke  Furlong,  Ox  Meadow,  Ecclesend,  Honey  Spotts, 
Appletree  Furlong,  Saltwood  Furlong,  Long  Meadowhead,  Long  Meadow 
Causey,  Hassop,  a  sellion  on  the  Hagh  Greene,  Long  Lee,  Astonfeild, 
Great  and  Little  Fulwood  Feilds,  Crofts  in  Hope,  Shepley  Chartledge; 
also  the  following  personal  names :  John  Hall,  Ralph  Booking,  Thomas 
Gascoyne.  By  the  same  deed  Sir  Philip  Gell  covenanted  to  convey  to 
Robert  Scholler  an  old  building  at  Kill  Croft,  formerly  in  the  occupation 
of  John  Paramore  senior,  and  later  divided  into  tenements  in  the  occupa- 
tion of  Christopher  Booking,  Reginald  Hollingworth,  and  John  Burdekin, 
together  with  an  "  olde  thackt  barne  "  and  certain  pieces  of  land  lying  in 
the  common  fields  and  here  described,  which  were  formerly  held  by  John 
Paramore  senior,  John  Paramore  his  son  and  John  Hall,  at  a  yearly  rent. 
Further  place-names :  Hall  Greene,  Duglidge  Furlong,  Bents,  Deepe- 
homeyate,  Cornell  Pingle,  Rowsons  Sheepley,  Emmcroft,  Sourebutts, 
Killhillcroft,  Gib  Knowles,  Redflatt,  Morne  Acre,  Nickohay,  Elston, 
Hayes,  Crooked  Rood,  Castleton  Close  Side,  Crabtree.  Witnesses : 
Tho  Bagshaw,  Ant  Buxton,  Ralph  Smith,  Edw  Brock.  Vellum  :  three 
skins  32  x  26,  32  X  26,  32  X  16,  three  seals  on  fold. 

1714  July  6th,  in  the  13th  year  of  Anne.  Indenture  of  Lease  (Engl.) 
from  the  Right  Honorable  the  Lord  James  Cavendish  to  William  Turner 
of  West  Handley  (co  Derby)  .  .  .  ,  of  a  messuage  in  West  Handley 
.  .  .  and  certain  closes  called  Little  Croft,  Far  Croft,  .  .  .,  Neather 
Greeneway  Close,  Marsh  Close,  High  Oake  Close,  Dale  Acre,  Cross 
Meadow,  Crossfeild  Close,  Intack  at  the  mire.  Meadow  Nooke  and  Parke 
Intack  .  .  .  containing  together  34  acres,  reserving  timber  and 
minerals  ;  for  a  term  of  twenty  one  years  at  a  rent  of  ^12  ;  the  lessee 
also  paying  a  fine  of  ;^12  for  the  lease.  The  lessee  covenants  to  keep 
the  messuage  etc  in  repair.  Witnesses:  Henry  Smith,  .  .  .  Vellum: 
one  skin  22  x  14,  small  seal  bearing  the  arms  of  Cavendish,  three  bucks 
heads  caboshed.  Notes :  part  of  the  skin,  four  inches  square,  has  been 
cut  away  from  the  right  hand  top  corner.  A  memorandum  endorsed  in  a 
hand  of  a  later  date,  says  "  West  Handley  Manner  Staveley  Count 
Darb." 

1716    April   19th,  in  the  2nd  year  of  George  I.      Copy  of  Court  Roll 

(Lat.)  of  the  Hundred  and  Liberty  of  the  High  Peak  records  that  at  a 
View  of  Frank  Pledge  with  Great  Court  Baron  of  George  I,  held  on 
the   above   date,  William    Hodkinson    was   admitted    tenant   of   a   barn 


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with  appurtenances  at  Millhouses  in  Wormhill,  surrendered  in  1705 
by  Robert  Hodkinson  to  his  own  use  for  Ufe  and  afterwards  for  the 
purposes  of  his  will,  which  will  was  proved  in  court  26th  February 
1711,  proclamations  being  made  on  the  above  date,  10th  May  (1716) 
and  30th  May  (1716).  The  names  of  the  homage  were  Rowland  Swann, 
Rowland  Morewood,  Thomas  Bore,  Samuel  Frith,  William  Carrington, 
Edward  Drinkwater,  Joseph  Bentiliffe,  John  Alsope,  John  Kyrk,  Richard 
Walker,  William  Hudson,  Nicolas  Creswell,  Arnald  Kyrk,  William 
Scoles,  Joseph  Needham,  William  Redfearn,  Ellis  Hallam.  Charles 
Bagshaw,  steward.      Vellum:    one  skin  16X14. 

626  1717    October    12th,    in    the    4th    year    of    George    I.       Indenture    of 

Settlement  (Engl.)   between  John   Bright  the  elder  of   Chesterfield  co 
Derby   merchant  and    Nicholas    Bright   of    Chesterfield    aforesaid   gent 
his  youngest  son  of  the  1st  part,  John  Bright  the  younger  of  Bannercross 
in  the  parish  of  Sheffield  gent,  eldest  son  and  heir  apparent  of  the  said 
John  Bright  the  elder,  and  Marmaduke  Carver  the  younger  of  Chesterfield 
aforesaid  gent  of  the  2nd  part,  and  Godfrey  Watkinson  of  Brampton  co 
Derby  gent  and  Mary  Watkinson  spinster  his  only  daughter  of  the  3rd 
part ;    whereby,  in  consideration  of  an  intended  marriage  between  the  said 
Nicholas  Bright  and  Mary  Watkinson,  and  of  ;^500  to  be  paid  by   the 
said  Godfrey  Watkinson  to  the  said  Nicholas  Bright  for  the   marriage 
portion  and  jointure;    he  the  said  John  Bright  the  father  granted  unto 
John   Bright   the   son  and   Marmaduke  Carver,  a  messuage  in  Bradway 
CO  Derby,  where  Robert  Ashton  esquire  then  deceased  formerly  dwelt,  and 
where  William  Webster  then  dwelt ;  also  a  malthouse  then  in  the  occupa- 
tion of  Jo    .    .    .    Jowett,  formerly  in  the  tenure  of  the  said  Robert  Ashton; 
and  many  closes  in  Bradway  aforesaid,  fully  described;  in  the  descrip- 
tion of  which  the  following  names  of  persons  and  places  occur  ;  namely, 
Great  Ox  Close,  Little  Ox  Close,  Starnhill  Greave  alias  Standell  Greave, 
Doales,   Upper   Broomfeild,  Neather  Broomfeild,  Upper  Bradway  Bank, 
Neather   Bradway    Bank,  Tofts,  Douse  Holme  (wherein  one  "  smilting 
house  or  milne"),  Milne  Feild,  Upper  Stubbing,  Middle  Stubbing,  Neather 
Stubbing,    Croft    .    .  ,    .    .    Leys,    Orchard,    Storth,    Norton,    William 
Webster,  John  Jowett,  Cow  Close,  Nicholas  Stones  gent,  Mickley  Lane, 
rectory  of  Norton,  **  monestery  or  pryory  of  Beaucheiflfe,"   John   Bullok 
father  of  William  Bullok  "under  whome  the  said  John  Bright  claymed," 
Richard    Roberts    and    George   Tyte   of    London   gents,    King   James, 
Westminster,  manor  of  East  Greenwich  co  Kent,  Stone  Quarry,  Thomas 
Offerton.     The  trusts  of  the  settlement  were :    to  the  use  of   Nicholas 
for  life ;  then  to  his  wife  for  her  life ;    after  the  death  of  the  survivor  of 
them    to    their    children ;    and    in    default   of   issue,    to    the    right    heirs 
of   Nicholas.     The  settled  property  included  a  rent  of  44s  6d,  two  hens, 


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the  services  of  finding  arrows  in  time  of  war,  and  a  dinner  at  such  time 
as  a  court  should  be  kept.  Witnesses  :  Seth  Ellis,  Saml  Bright,  George 
Carver,  William  Wylde,  Anne  Sneyd.  Vellum  :  two  skins  30  X  24  and 
30  X  22  (both  have  a  hole  4  x  5  in  the  centre),  four  seals  of  no  interest. 

(1721),  in  the  7th  year  of  George  I.  Final  Concord  (Lat.)  in  an  action 
between  John  Bright  senior  gentleman,  Robert  Ward  junior  and 
George  .  .  .  plaintiffs  and  Vincent  Eyre  and  Ann  his  wife, 
Jonathan  .  .  .  senior  and  Elizabeth  his  wife,  Thomas  Widdison 
and  Elizabeth  his  wife  deforciants,  relating  to  land  in  Newbold,  Dronfeild 
Woodhouse,  Claylane,  and  elsewhere.  Vellum  :  one  skin  18x7.  Notes  : 
the  wri.  ig  is  much  faded  across  the  middle  of  the  parchment,  and  it  is 
only  poL  ible  to  make  out  a  few  words  here  and  there.  It  is  endorsed, 
in  a  hand  of  later  date,  "  Trin  7  Geo  I  172.  Mr  John  Bright  fine  .  . 
J      .      .     Tomlinson  &  wife,  for  lands  bought  of  him  within  Newbold." 

1722  July  10th.  Order  (Lat.)  of  the  Consistory  Court  of  Coventry  and 
Lichfield  confirming  to  John  Bright  esquire,  William  Mason  and  Thomas 
Lucas  of  the  parish  of  Chesterfield  co  Derby,  a  pew  in  the  gallery  in  the 
parish  church  of  Chesterfield,  between  pews  occupied  by  Thomas  Heath 
and  John  Bretland.     Vellum:   one  skin  II2X8,  large  seal  in  paper. 

(1722)  Term  of  Saint  Martin  (November  11th),  in  the  9th  year  of 
George  I.  Final  Concord  (Lat.)  at  Westminster  between  Clement 
Rossington  gentleman,  and  Joseph  Jackson  senior  gentleman,  plaintiffs, 
and  Milicent  Blyth  widow  and  Elizabeth  Blyth  spinster,  deforciants, 
whereby  in  consideration  of  £SQ  the  latter  quitclaimed  to  the  former 
1  messuage,  2  cottages,  30  acres  of  land,  12  acres  of  meadow,  30  acres 
of  pasture,  2  acres  of  wood,  and  common  of  pasture  in  Cold  Aston  alias 
Cole  Aston  in  the  parish  of  Dronfield.     Vellum:  one  skin  21X7. 

1724(-5)  February  2nd,  in  the  11th  year  of  George  L  Indenture  of 
Lease  (Engl.)  from  John  Bright  the  elder  of  Chesterfield  esquire 
to  Samuel  Watkinson  of  Newbold  Great  Moore  Side  in  the  parish  of 
Chesterfield  husbandman,  of  two  closes  in  Newbold  called  the  Mason 
Heyes  Close,  and  Whittacer  Close  alias  Cricket  Inn  Close,  late  in  the 
possession  of  William  Whitticar,  for  21  years  from  the  above  date,  at  a 
rent  of  ;^14  per  annum.  Witnesses :  William  Bright,  John  Fidler 
senior,  John  Dale.     Paper  :   one  sheet  21x13,  seal  missing. 

1732  April   11th,  in  the  5th  year  of  George  II.     Indenture  of  Lease 

(Engl.)  from  the  Reverend  Cavendish  Nevile  of  Chevet  in  the  parish  of 
Royston    co   York    esquire   to  Isaac    Biggin    of    the    parish   of    Norton 


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CO  Derby  husbandman,  of  a  messuage  or  tenement  wherein  Joshua 
Calton  then  lately  dwelt ;  and  also  all  those  closes  etc,  called  Orchard, 
Croft,  Shepley,  Briery  Field,  Rushy  Field,  Knowl,  Riddings,  Mare-lands, 
Wood  Field,  High  Field,  Hulstorth,  Woolhouse  Field,  Great  Cobner. 
Little  Cobner,  Square  Cobner  Closes,  Park  Brook  Close,  Pigman  Croft, 
Great  Meadow,  Little  Meadow,  Lowage,  a  cottagehouse  and  croft,  with 
the  cowhouse;  containing  together  80a  Ir  21p  (particulars  of  which  are 
given  in  a  schedule  endorsed  on  the  lease) ;  for  a  term  of  twenty  one 
years,  from  the  2nd  February  1731-2,  at  a  yearly  rent  of  ;^50. 
Witnesses  :  Isaac  Odell,  Samuel  Jackson.  Paper  :  one  sheet  23  x  19, 
small  seal  of  red  wax  bears  a  shield  charged  with  a  chevron,  under  an 
esquires  helmet,  crest  and  mantling ;  but  the  details  are  not  clear. 
Notes  :  the  lease  is  a  printed  form,  filled  up  by  hand  and  contains  many 
interesting  clauses  as  to  farming  and  estate  management.  Endorsed  is  a 
memorandum,  reserving  a  right  of  road  to  the  lessor.  This  appears  to 
be  a  counterpart  signed  by  the  lessee. 

638a  (Undated,  but  prior  to  2nd  July  1741)      Probate  of  the  Will  (Engl.)  of 

John  Bulloke  of  Darleigh  co  Derby  esquire,  with  grant  from  London  dated 
the  2nd  July  1741  annexed,  whereby  he  directed  that  he  should  be  buried 
in  the  chancel  of  the  church  of  Norton,  near  unto  his  late  dear  .  .  .  have 
"  two  faire  marble  stones  "  laid  over  them,  with  no  other  inscription  but 
their  names  and  the  days  that  they  were  respectively  buried ;  after 
reciting  that  he  had  settled  such  estate  or  term  as  he  had  from  the  "  Deane" 
of  Lincoln  of  and  in  the  manor  of  Little  Chester  and  other  lands,  upon 
his  nephew  Sir  John  Fitzherbert  of  Tissington  knight  and  his  good  son  in 
law  Robert  Holt  esquire  and  others,  in  trust  as  he  the  testator  should 
appoint ;  he  declared  that  they  should  receive  the  rents  and  pay  yearly  to 
his  son  William  ;^80  during  his  life;  and  the  residue  to  his  son  John  and 
the  issue  male  of  his  body  ;  and  in  default  of  male  issue  of  John,  then  for 
the  said  William  his  heirs  and  assigns ;  and  testator  bequeathed  to  his 
daughter  Katherine  Holt  /^200,  and  to  his  daughter  Dorothy  ;^1500,  and 
to  his  daughter  Issabell  ;^1500;  and  he  gave  to  his  son  John  the  use  and 
occupation  of  all  his  plate,  hangings,  and  household  goods  in  his  houses  of 
Darleigh  and  Norton  for  his  life  ;  and  after,  to  the  heirs  male  of  his 
body  ;  and  in  default  of  male  issue,  then  to  testator's  son  William  for 
life ;  and  after  to  his  heirs  male  ;  and  in  default  of  male  issue  then  to 
testator's  son  Thomas,  and  the  issue  male  of  his  body  ;  and  in  default  to 
testator's  own  right  heirs :  and  further  reciting  that  by  a  deed  then  lately 
made,  testator  had  granted  to  his  son  John  Bulloke,  Simon  Peck  clerk  and 
Godfrey  Froggatt,  certain  timber  growing  upon  divers  of  testator's  lands 
in  Norton,  Little  Norton,  Beaucheife,  Woodseat,  Norton  Lees,  Brad- 
way    and    elsewhere ;    and   a  mill   called  the  Newe  Mill    in   Norton  and 


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Beaucheife  or  one  of  them  ;  and  divers  other  things  therein  mentioned. 
Testator  declared  that  the  said  trustees  should  receive  the  rents  and 
profits  of  the  premises  in  the  said  deed  contained,  and  out  of  the  same 
pay  all  legacies  aforesaid  in  his  will  bequeathed  ;  and  the  surplus  for  the 
benefit  of  his  sons  as  therein  mentioned ;  and  testator  nominated  his  said 
son  John  Bulloke  his  sole  executor ;  but  if  he  died  before  the  trusts  of  the 
will  were  fully  performed,  then  testator  appointed  his  son  in  law  the  said 
Robert  Holt  esquire  and  his  son  William  to  be  executors.  Witnesses : 
Wm  Allestrye,  Be  Frogatt.  Vellum  :  two  skins,  the  probate  24  X  20  and 
the  grant  8X7,  seal  of  grant  missing.  Notes  :  at  the  foot  of  the  probate 
is  a  memorandum  as  to  the  testator's  subsequently  expressed  intentions, 
and  from  this  it  appears  that  his  daughter  Katherine  Holt  had  ^1300  for 
a  marriage  portion. 

(1745)  May  27th,  in  the  18th  year  of  George  II.  Writ  (Engl.)  to 
Godfrey  Heathcote  and  Samuel  Roberts  requiring  their  presence  in  the 
Court  of  Chancery  14th  June  1745.  Vellum  :  one  skin  13i  X  2.  Notes  : 
the  writ  is  endorsed  "  This  Writ  is  at  the  suit  of  Henry  Beresford  and 
others." 

1750  March  30th,  in  the  23rd  year  of  George  II.  Bond  (Engl.)  from 
Richard  Bagshaw  of  Wormhill  in  the  county  of  Derby  esquire  to 
Bartholomew  Hounesfield  of  Brimington  in  the  parish  of  Chesterfield 
yeoman  in  /"GOO,  to  pay  ^300  by  March  30th  1751  with  4  per  cent 
interest.  Witnesses:  John  Hall,  Micah  Hall.  Paper:  folded  7^x12. 
Notes :  the  bond  is  marked  as  cancelled  1782. 

1754  May  10th,  in  the  27th  year  of  George  II.  Bond  (Engl.)  from 
Richard  Bagshaw  of  Oakes  co  Derby  esquire  to  Bartholomew  Hounes- 
feild  of  Brimington  yeoman  in  ^^480,  to  pay  ;^240  on  the  18th  November 
1754,  with  3i  per  cent  interest.  Witnesses  :  Mary  Bagshaw,  George 
Holmsfield.  Paper:  folded  7^X12.  Notes:  the  bond  is  marked  as 
cancelled  1769. 

1758  April   7th,  in  the  31st  year  of  George  II.     Indenture  of  Lease 

(Lat.)  from  the  Honorable  Colonel  John  Fitzwilliam  and  Barbara  his  wife 
(late  widow  of  William  Cavendish  esquire,  only  son  and  heir  at  law  of  the 
Right  Honorable  James  Cavendish  esquire,  commonly  called  Lord  James 
Cavendish  then  deceased)  to  Peter  Smith  of  Breck  in  the  parish  of 
Staveley  co  Derby  yeoman,  of  a  messuage,  farm  or  tenement  in  Middle 
Handley  in  the  parish  of  Staveley,  formerly  in  the  tenure  of  Thomas 
Wade  but  then  of  the  said  Peter  Smith ;  comprising  the  closes  therein 
mentioned;   to  wit,   Slade   Meadow,  Sweet   Leys,  Mire  Meadow  Nook, 


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Netherfield,  Ellis  Land,  Wind  Mill  Hill,  Marie  Field,  Newfield,  Calf 
Crew  Close,  containing  together  55  acres ;  reserving  to  the  lessors,  mines 
and  timber  etc,  for  a  term  of  twenty  one  years,  at  the  yearly  rent  of  ^'15. 
The  covenants  by  the  lessee  are  lengthy,  and  in  one  he  covenants  that  he 
will  yearly  and  every  year  during  the  said  term,  do  two  days  work  with  a 
draught,  instead  of  all  boons  etc.  Witnesses :  Mark  Roworth  (?),  Tho 
Wotton.  Vellum  :  one  skin  (parts  cut  or  worn  away)  29  x  23,  seals  not 
armorial. 

543  (1760)  from  the  day  of  Trinity  (June  1st)  three  weeks,  in  the  33rd  year  of 

George  II.  Final  Concord  (Engl.)  between  John  Parker  the  younger 
esquire  plaintiff  and  Francis  Bingham  and  Mary  his  wife,  George 
Bingham  and  Sarah  his  wife,  Thomas  Bingham,  John  Bingham,  Hugh 
Bingham,  Thomas  Darwent  and  Martha  his  wife,  William  Wilkin  and 
Elizabeth  his  wife,  Daniel  Gleadless  and  Ann  his  wife,  and  Charles 
Hadfield  and  Ellin  his  wife,  deforciants  ;  whereby  the  latter,  in  considera- 
tion of  ^^60,  quitclaimed  to  the  former  1  messuage,  2  cottages,  1  barn, 
1  stable,  2  shops,  1  garden,  1  orchard,  and  8  acres  in  Hathersedge. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  21ix  16i 

547  1762  June  3rd,  in  the  2nd  year  of  George  III.     Indenture  of  Lease 

(Engl.)  from  George  Smyth  of  Nybley  co  Gloucester  esquire  (lessee  of 
the  rectory  of  the  parish  church  of  Chesterfield  co  Derby  and  of  the  glebe 
lands  and  tithes  of  corn  and  hay,  to  the  said  rectory  belonging,  under 
lease  from  The  Right  Worshipful  John  Green,  Doctor  in  Divinity,  late 
Dean  of  the  Cathedral  Church  of  the  Blessed  Virgin  Mary  of  Lincolne, 
to  the  said  George  Smyth,  for  the  lives  of  the  said  George  Smyth,  George 
Smyth  eldest  son  of  the  said  George  Smyth,  and  Robert  Berkeley  of 
Spetchley  co  Worcester  esquire)  to  The  Right  Honourable  John  Murray 
esquire,  commonly  called  Lord  John  Murray,  of  Banner  Cross  in  the 
parish  of  Sheffield,  of  a  close  or  parcel  of  ground  called  Dean's  Yard  in 
Chesterfield  aforesaid,  then  lately  in  the  possession  of  John  Bright 
esquire,  but  then  of  the  said  John  Murray  ;  and  a  little  cottage  adjoining, 
then  late  m  the  occupation  of  John  Kirk,  but  then  of  the  said  John 
Murray ;  (excepting  a  water  course  running  under  and  round  part  of  the 
said  close  and  a  right  of  road  thereto ;  and  excepting  all  timber,  mines  etc), 
for  a  term  of  twenty  one  years,  if  the  said  George  Smyth,  George  Smyth 
the  son,  and  Robert  Berkeley  or  any  of  them  should  so  long  live,  at  a 
rent  of  £"8  5s  Od,  payable  quarterly.  Witnesses  :  Stephen  Welber  (?), 
Wm  Hardy  junior.     Vellum:  one  skin  24^  x  18,  small  seal,  not  armorial. 

364  1768  June  22nd,   in   the  8th   year  of  George    III.      Subpoena    (Engl.) 

requiring  John  Lomas,  Mr  Richard  Edensor,  Micah  Brandrith  and  Mr 
George  Calton   to  appear  at   the    Derby   Assizes  on    the   30th  July,   as 


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witnesses  in  James  Denn  v  Bryan  Hodgson  junior  late  of  Hartington 
CO  Derby  yeoman,  in  a  plea  of  trespass  and  ejectment.  Vellum  :  one 
skin  1HX2. 

750  1768  June  22nd,  in  the  8th  year  of  George   III.      Writ  summoning  Mr 

W  Young,  Edmund  Swan,  Mr  Richard  .  .  .  (writ  torn)  and  William 
Foxlow  to  the  Derby  Assizes  on  Saturday  30th  ...  as  witnesses 
in  Nathan  Jackson  v  Bryan  Hodgson  junior  of  Chesterfield  yeoman, 
in  a  plea  of  trespass  and  ejectment.  Witnesses :  Wm  Lord  Mansfield. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  10  X  2. 

386  1806  October    16th.      Copy    of    Court    Roll    (Engl.)    of    the    manor  of 

Eckington  records  that  at  a  Great  Court  Baron  of  Sitwell  Sitwell  esquire, 
lord  of  the  manor,  held  on  the  above  date,  Thomas  Gales  of  Eckington 
innkeeper  surrendered  all  his  copyhold  messuages,  cottages  and  lands 
with  appurtenances  to  the  purposes  of  his  will.  The  names  of  the  homage 
were  Luke  Staniforth,  Robert  Woodruf,  John  Gray,  Joseph  Hobson, 
Thomas  Hutton,  Roger  Belk,  William  Attersley,  Stephen  Webster, 
Thomas  Gales,  Thomas  Slagg,  Robert  Greaves,  James  Turner,  W.  B. 
Thomas  steward.     Vellum  :  one  skin   13  x  lOi. 

571  June  3rd  1817.     Diploma  (Lat.)  of  the  University  of  Glasgow  conferring 

the  degree  of  Doctor  of  Laws  upon  the  Reverend  Fletcher  Dixon  clerk, 
M.A.,  vicar  of  Duffield  co  Derby,  alumnus  of  the  same  University. 
Witnesses :  William  Taylor  vice-chancellor,  Stevenson  MacGill,  Pat 
Cumin,  Geo  Jardine,  James  Jeffray,  Robert  Freer,  Jo  Young,  James 
Mylne,  William  Meckleham,  Robert  Davidson,  James  Couper,  William 
Macturk,  Lockhart  Minehead,  James  Towers  (?),  Jo  Burns,  Jer  Walker. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  18X7i,  seal  missing. 


NOTTINGHAMSHIRE. 


255  Undated,  probably  late  13th  century.     Charter  (Lat.)  confirming  a  grant 

from  Robert  de  Glamergan  sub-deacon  of  our  Lord  the  Pope,  rector  of 
the  church  of  Bonay  to  God  and  the  church  of  Saint  James  of  Wellebek 
and  the  canons  there,  then  and  thereafter  serving  God,  for  the  deliverance 
of  his  soul,  the  soul  of  Philip  his  father  and  Mabel  his  mother,  of 
Brian  de  Lisle  (de  insula),  Sarah  his  sister,  Robert  Passelewe,  William 
of  Saint  Mary's  Church,  Ralph  de  Fressenvile,  Wilhelmina  his  wife, 
Felice  de  Sidenhal,  his  relatives,  friends  and  benefactors,  and  all 
faithful  dead,  of  the  homage  and  services  of  William  de  Hykeling  and 
his  heirs  ;  to  wit,  the  service  of  forty  shillings  paid  halfyearly.  There  is 
a  power  of  distress  and  the  feoffees  take  the  benefit  of  any  failure  of  the 
heirs  of  the  body  of  William  de  Hykeling.  Witnesses:  Sir  Anker  de 
Frassenvile,  Peter  de  Harstan,  Geoffrey  Barry,  Gezelin  (Jocelin)  de 
Steynisby,  Aubrey  then  bailiff  of  Cesterfeld,  Hugh  de  Ducmanton,  William 
de  Funteney,  Robert  le  Parmenter  of  Witewelle,  Richard  Hardner  (?). 
Vellum  :  one  skin  Si  x  8,  seal  missing. 

306  (1401)  Sunday  next  before  the  Feast  of  Saint  George  (April  23rd),  in  the 

2nd  year  of  Henry  IV.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Neuwerk,  confirming  a 
grant  from  Simon  de  Sibthorpe  to  John  de  Leek  knight  and  Richard  de 
Wakefeld,  of  an  annual  rent  of  10s  from  three  messuages  lying  "  in  le 
kirkgate  in  Neuwerk,"  between  the  messuages  of  John  de  Leek  knight 
and  Walter  Taillour  of  Neuwerk.  Witnesses  :  Richard  Sayvyll,  Thomas 
Ferrour,  John  Lake,  Hugh  Osmundthorpe,  John  Glasenwright.  Vellum  : 
one  skin  IH  X  4,  large  seal  of  red  wax  in  good  condition. 

284  (1466)  April  4th,  in  the  6th  year  of  Edward  IV.     A  Record  of  Privileges 

(Lat.)  of  the  towns  of  Nottingham  and  East  Retford,  dated  at  Nottingham; 
whereby  Richard  Wodde,  Mayor  of  Nottingham,  Thomas  Thurland,  John 
Squyer,  John  Plomptre  and  other  burgesses  certified  that  Henry  II,  son 
of  Matilda  Empress,  granted  to  the  burgesses  the  rights  enjoyed  under 
Henry  I  ;  that  was,  "  Tol  and  Theame  and  Theolonia "  from  Thur- 
medeston  to  Newerk,  and  from  all  who  crossed  the  Trent,  and  from 
beyond  Rempeston  to  the  river  Radford  in  the  north,  and  from  Bekerisdyke; 


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and  that  the  burgesses  of  Nottingham  released  to  the  burgesses  of  Retford 
their  "  Theoloneum "  (toll)  from  the  bridge  of  Newerk  to  Donerbeck 
where  it  meets  the  Trent,  and  from  Epurston  and  from  Mirild  bridge  and 
other  places  towards  Nottingham,  whence  the  men  of  Nottingham  had 
taken  toll.  These  customs  were  confirmed,  3  Edward  III,  at  Nottingham, 
in  the  presence  of  William  Herle  and  others,  the  King's  Itinerant  Justices. 
Vellum:  one  skin  10^X6,  seal  missing.  Notes:  endorsed  is  a  note  to 
the  effect,  that  this  document  was  produced  17th  January  1823,  in 
Attorney  General  v  Bailiffs  and  Burgesses  of  East  Retford  and  other 
defendants.  Tol  means  originally  the  right  of  tallaging  one's  villeins ; 
theame  the  right  of  taking  the  iirstfruits  of  their  stock ;  theoloneum  the 
right  of  taking  toll,  possibly  from  passers-by. 

(1589)  July  7th.  Probate  of  the  Will  (Lat.),  granted  at  York,  of  Ralph 
Wadsworth  of  Mattersey  Thorpe,  the  will  being  dated  March  20th  (1588-9). 
He  left  to  his  wife  Katherine  the  third  part  of  his  goods ;  to  his  son 
Thomas  a  cow  called  brende,"  in  consideration  of  a  cow  "  gyven  hime 
by  one  Cocksons  wyffe" ;  to  his  eldest  son  Alexander  one  bullock  "  coler- 
branded  "  ;  to  his  daughter  Julian  Wadsworth  one  "  Cowe  called  blossom 
wth  a  ball  in  the  face "  ;  to  his  daughter  Elizabeth  a  brown  yearling- 
calf  ;  to  his  wife  Katherine  his  table  four  yards  long,  and  a  "  quye  " 
(heifer)  with  a  white  head ;  to  his  son  John,  a  "Flaunders  Counter"  (desk) ; 
to  Thomas  Whyte  his  servant  a  "  quye  styrk  "  (yearling  heifer)  ;  to  every 
"cottharde"  in  Mattersey  and  Thorpe  two  pence;  for  the  repair  of  the 
church  3s  4d ;  the  residue  to  his  wife  and  younger  children,  John 
Wadsworth  and  Elizabeth  Wadsworth,  whom  he  made  executors  of  his 
will,  entrusting  the  supervision  of  the  execution  to  George  Ormerod  and 
the  testator's  brother  Gregory  Wadsworth.  Vellum:  two  skins  12^X6 
and  12X3,  fragment  of  a  seal. 

1607  May  22nd.  Deed  of  Exchangre  (Engl.)  between  Thomas  Wawen 
of  Clayworth  co  Nott  gent  of  the  one  part  and  Peter  Dickenson  of  Gains- 
borough CO  Line  gent  and  William  Dickenson  of  London  draper  of  the 
other  part ;  whereby  the  said  Thomas  Wawen  granted  to  Peter  and 
William  Dickenson,  lands  situate  in  Clayworth  aforesaid,  fully  described, 
in  which  the  following  names  of  persons  and  places  occur ;  namely, 
Church  Feild,  Nether  Gayt,  .  .  .  Smith,  Mr  Wiersdale,  Toft  Dike, 
Mr  Tunstall,  Earle  of  Arundell,  Thruspitts,  Sandpitt  Leyes,  Standsmore, 
Pickils  (?)  Stile,  the  common,  Baxter  Leyes,  Manner  Parke  (?),  Hous- 
field  (?),  Leyfield ;  and  the  said  Peter  and  William  Dickenson  granted  to 
the  said  Thomas  Wawen,  lands  situate  in  ...  ,  fully  described ;  in 
which  the  following  names  of  persons  and  places  occur  ;  namely,  Lords 
Mead,   Hall  Leys,  Thryspitts  (sic),  Mr   Kay,    Robert    Hides,  .  .  .  Pitt 


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Furlong,  Stonehill  Furlong,  .  .  .  Parnell,  Mr  Frankick  (?),  Headland, 
Thoma?  Smith,  Thruspitt  Furlong,  Beache  Leyes,  Mr  Tunstall,  .  .  . 
Meadcock,  Grange,  Cockswathe  in  Wand  .  .  .  hill  (?),  George  Kent, 
Mr  Rayston,  Mr  Bott,  Waddoles.  Witnesses :  Bri  Wawen,  Thomas 
Kirke,  George  Stoane,  Eli  Wawen.  Vellum:  one  skin  14X10,  seal 
missing. 

302  (1625-6)  January  21st,  in  the  1st  year  of  Charles  I.     Indenture  (Lat.) 

made  between  Timothy  Pusey  esquire  Sheriff  of  Nottingham  and  the 
Bailiffs  and  Burgesses  of  Eastretford,  to  the  effect  that  the  latter  elected 
John  Lord  Haughton  and  Edward  Wortley  knight  as  burgesses,  for  the 
Parliament  of  6th  February.  Witnesses  :  Geo  (?)  Lane,  Fra  Thornhill, 
Robert  Turvin.  Vellum:  one  skin  12x7,  seal  missing.  Notes: 
endorsed  is  a  memorandum  that  this  deed  was  produced  27th  January 
1823,  in  Attorney  General  v  Bailiffs  and  Burgesses  of  East  Retford. 
See  number  284. 

488  1632  April  9th,  in  the  8th  year  of  Charles  I.      Deed  Poll  (Engl.)  by  way 

of  Marriage  Settlement,  whereby  Peter  Dickonson  the  eldest  of 
Claworth  co  Nott  yeoman,  on  the  intended  marriage  of  his  son  and  heir 
apparent  Peter  Dickonson  the  youngest  with  Sarah  daughter  and  heir  of 
William  Lacy  of  Ganesburgh  co  Line  gent,  granted  to  the  said  William 
Lacy  gent  William  Darwynne  of  Cletham  co  Line  gent  and  William 
Dickons  of  Retford  co  Nott  gent,  all  those  his  lands,  tenements,  meadows, 
pastures,  feedings,  closes,  commons,  commodities  and  appurtenances  what- 
soever ;  situate  in  Claworth  or  in  "  the  feildes,  precinctes,  and  territories  " 
of  the  same,  which  he  purchased  of  Nicholas  his  brother  of  Claworth,  and 
were  particularly  mentioned  in  a  certain  "  scedull  or  terroll  indented  and 
fyxed  to  an  indenture  thereof  "  from  the  said  Nicholas  Dickonson  the 
brother  and  Peter  the  son  and  heir  apparent  of  Nicholas  to  the  settlor  ; 
and  also  all  those  lands  etc  in  Claworth  and  in  Woodhouse  near  Claworth, 
which  the  settlor  had  in  mortgage  from  his  brother  Nicholas;  and  likewise 
"one  Winde  Mill,"  with  the  appurtenances,  situate  in  "  Gringley  upponn 
the  Hill"  CO  Nott,  then  in  the  tenure  of  the  settlor  ;  to  the  use  of  Peter 
Dickonson  the  settlor's  son  for  life,  with  remainder  to  the  heirs  of  his 
body  by  Sarah  and  in  default  for  his  right  heirs  for  ever,  to  be  held  of 
the  chief  lord  etc.  Witnesses  :  William  Humbartey,  William  Saunder- 
son,  Thomas  Fye,  Edm  Nicholson,  Robert  Storr,  William  Gabitus  and 
others.     Vellum  :  one  skin  19X9,  seal  missing. 

763  (1646)  the  morrow  of  the  Feast  of  Saint  Martin  (November  1st),  in  the 

22nd  year  of  Charles  L  Final  Concord  (Lat.)  between  Henry  Johnson 
and  Leonard  Brownley  plaintiffs  and  Anthony  Harwood,  Mary  his  wife 


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and  Elizabeth  Davie  widow  deforciants,  whereby  the  latter  quitclaimed  to 
the  former  a  messuage,  2  gardens,  1  orchard,  30  acres  of  land,  10  acres 
of  meadow,  10  acres  of  pasture  and  common  rights  for  12  cattle  and  25 
sheep,  in  the  field  and  commons  of  West  Retford,  in  consideration  of 
!  £60.     Vellum  :  one  skin  14j  x  6*. 

389  (1673)  the  morrow  of  the  Feast  of  the  Holy  Trinity  (May  25th),  in  the 

25th  year  of  Charles  II.  Final  Concord  (Lat.)  between  Thomas 
Sharpe  gentleman,  Jonathan  Barthrope  esquire  and  John  Millington 
esquire  plaintiffs  and  Thomas  Dickenson  deforciant,  whereby  the  latter 
quitclaimed  to  the  former,  a  messuage,  2  cottages,  76  acres  of  land,  30 
acres  of  meadow,  35  acres  of  pasture  and  12  acres  of  wood  in  Claworth, 
in  consideration  of  ;^120.     Vellum:  one  skin  18X5. 

628  1684  July  7th,  in  the  36th  year  of  Charles  II.     Indenture  of  Mortgage 

(Engl.)  by  demise,  from  Thomas  Wawen  of  Claworth  co  Nott  gent  to 
Elizabeth  Gilby  of  Claworth  aforesaid  spinster  for  ;^400,  of  a  cottage 
with  a  croft,  then  in  the  occupation  of  William  Smyth ;  another  cottage 
there,  then  in  the  occupation  of  Robert  Justice,  wherein  George  Norris 
then  lately  dwelt ;  closes  called  Waddolls  Close,  Cookehills  Close,  Smaw- 
thorne  Close,  Starr  Carr  and  land  in  the  fields  of  Claworth  fully  described, 
in  the  description  of  which  the  following  names  of  persons  and  places 
occur ;  namely,  Church  Field,  Whinney  Furlong,  Oysley  Close,  Morfitts 
East,  Royston  West,  Thomas  Woodcock,  John  Hartshorne,  Rye  Furlong, 
Robert  Otter,  Wilson,  Denby,  Roodkent,  Grange  West,  Gillywyne  Great 
Close,  John  Wildboard,  Morgedge  Cotton,  Dickonson,  Arrundell,  Wheateley 
Field,  Hyghfield,  Knowledge  Balke,  Marples,  Kirke ;  for  a  term  of  500 
years,  at  a  pepper  corn  rent.  Witnesses  :  Jonath  Acklan,  Geo  Wilson, 
Elizabeth  Schrimshir.  Vellum:  one  skin  28  x  15,  seal  missing.  Notes: 
this  is  the  counterpart  signed  by  the  mortgagee. 

H7  and  418  1706  Easter  Term  (April  11th  to  May  7th),  in  the  5th  year  of  Anne. 
Final  Concord  (Lat.),  in  duplicate,  between  Stephen  Johnson  gentleman 
plaintiff  and  John  Barker  gentleman,  Barbara  his  wife  and  Richard 
Stokeham  deforciants ;  whereby  the  latter  quitclaimed  to  the  former 
2  messuages,  2  cottages,  2  tofts,  30  acres  of  land,  20  acres  of  meadow, 
20  acres  of  pasture  and  common  of  pasture,  with  appurtenances  in  East 
Redford,  Clarebrough,  Moorgate  Moore,  and  Mooregate  Carr,  in  con- 
sideration of  £^160.     Vellum  :  one  skin  20  x  8. 

576  1730  August  14th,  in  the  4th  year  of  George  II.      Indenture  of  Lease 

(Engl.),  to  precede  a  release,  from  Edward  Buck  of  Blyth  co  Nott  mercer 
to  David  Jackson  of  Moorgate  co   Nott  yeoman,  Sampson  Mosman  of 


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East  Retford  co  Nott  woollen  draper,  William  Parker  of  Moorgate  afore- 
said weaver,  John  Ghest  of  East  Retford  aforesaid  wollen  draper,  Luke 
Turnell  of  Clarebrough  co  Nott  yeoman  and  Benjamin  Turnell  of  Clare- 
brough  aforesaid  yeoman,  of  all  the  upper  part  of  a  close  called  West 
Close  in  South  Leverton  co  Nott,  formerly  part  of  a  Toftstead,  in 
breadth  one  and  twenty  yards  from  the  highway,  and  in  length  six  and 
twenty  yards  from  the  water  course ;  the  highway  lying  on  the  south, 
the  water  course  east,  and  the  other  part  of  the  Toftstead  north ;  and  also 
the  house  thereon,  for  the  term  of  one  year,  at  a  rent  of  a  pepper  corn. 
Witnesses:  J  Williamson,  J  Hempsall.  Vellum:  one  skin  18^X12,  a 
strip  has  been  cut  from  the  top ;  the  seal  bears  the  head  of  a  goat.  Notes: 
the  release  is  missing. 


LINCOLNSHIRE. 


766  l508(-9)    January    16th.      Letter    of    Attorney    (Lat.)    from    Margaret 

Pedder  of  Tofte  in  the  diocese  of  Lincoln  widow,  executor  of  the  will  of 
John  Pedder  deceased,  to  Simon  Shipper,  to  appear  before  Thomas 
Bishop  of  Lincoln  or  his  vicar-general  on  her  behalf,  in  connection  with 
the  proving  and  carrying  out  of  the  will  of  John  Pedder.  Sealed  by  the 
venerable  John  Haryson  archdeacon  of  the  Archdeaconry  of  Stowe. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  12X8,  seal  missing. 

567  1743  April  2nd,  in  the  16th  year  of  George  II.      Indenture  of  Assign- 

ment (Engl.)  made  between  Robert  Hoyes  of  Peterbourgh  co  Northant 
ironmonger  and  Mary  his  wife  of  the  1st  part,  Benjamin  Towne  of 
Grantham  co  Line  ironmonger,  Thomas  Stanser  of  Grantham  aforesaid 
glazier  and  John  Rawlinson  of  Grantham  aforesaid  glover  of  the  2nd  part, 
Richard  Watson  of  Long  Leadenham  co  Line  farmer  of  the  3rd  part,  and 
W^illiam  Twelve  of  Long  Leadenham  aforesaid  yeoman  of  the  4th  part. 
This  long  and  involved  document  appears  to  be  an  assignment  of  a  term 
of  500  years  to  protect  the  inheritance ;  and  a  covenant  to  levy  a  fine,  of 
a  close  called  Cow  Pasture,  in  the  occupation  of  John  Beckett ;  another 
close  called  Clay  Close,  in  the  occupation  of  Thomas  .  .  .  ;  both  situate 
at  Caylhorpe  co  Line,  and  formerly  the  estate  of  John  Cappe  deceased; 
and  which  were  by  his  will  given  to  Mary  Thompson  and  the  heirs  of  her 
body.  In  the  recitals  and  covenants  the  following  names  of  persons  and 
places  (amongst  possibly  others)  occur ;  namely,  the  said  Robert  Hoyes 


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"  then  of  Grantham  and  Mary  his  wife  then  lately  called  Mary  Thompson 
spinster,"  William  Read  of  Grantham  malster,  Margaret  Sutton  of 
Grantham  widow,  Elizabeth  Girton  of  Grantham  widow.  Witnesses:  John 
Bromhead,  Sam  Forster,  Richard  Rubins.  Vellum  :  two  skins,  25  X  20 
and  25  X  16,  seven  seals,  all  slightly  broken  and  probably  not  armorial. 


WARWICKSHIRE. 


1654(-5)  Hillary  Term  (23rd  January  to  12th  February).  Pleas  (Engl.) 
before  Oliver  Lord  Protector  of  the  Commonwealth  etc  in  the  Upper 
Bench  at  Westminster  ;  in  an  action  for  trespass  and  ejectment,  between 
Richard  Perkes  and  Benjamine  Blackham,  with  reference  to  a  lease  dated 
1st  October  1654  from  Samuel  Barker  gent  to  the  said  Richard  Perkes, 
of  50  acres  of  meadow,  50  acres  of  pasture,  50  acres  of  heath  and  furze, 
wfth  the  appurtenances,  in  the  parish  of  Sutton  Coldfield  co  Warwick,  for 
a  term  of  five  years.     Vellum  :  one  skin  8  x  18j. 


RUTLANDSHIRE. 


1585  August  26th,  in  the  27th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Indenture  of  Bargain 

and  5ale  (Engl.)  from  Theophilus  Adams  and  Thomas  Butler  of  London 
gentlemen  to  Fawstine  Sculthorpe  of  Hamforde  co  Line  yeoman,  of  two 
roods  called  "  Trundell  roods  "  of  arable  land,  half  an  acre  of  arable  land 
called  "  lampe  acre  "  lying  in  Preston  co  Rutland,  and  a  cottage  with  five 
acres  in  Assewell  co  Rutland  called  "Churchelande,"  acquired  by  the  vendors 
under  a  grant  from  the  Queen,  by  letters  patent  under  the  great  seal,  dated 
at  Weldhall  co  Essex,  August  2nd  1585.  The  property  was  held  as  of 
the  manor  of  East  Greenwich,  in  free  and  common  socage  by  fealty  only 
and  not  in  chief  or  by  knight  service,  and  was  subject  to  rents  of  2d  and  Is 
respectively,  payable  at  the  receipt  of  the  Exchequer  or  to  the  General 
Receiver  for  the  county.  Witnesses  :  Peter  Osborne,  Edward  Butler. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  27  X  14,  one  seal. 


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NORFOLK. 


807  (1467)   April  11th,  in  the  7th  year  of  Edward  IV.      Deed  of  Feoffment 

(Lat.),  dated  at  Longham,  from  John  Taverner  of  Northelmham  to  Robert 
Rowenyng  of  the  same  chaplain,  John  Westhawe  of  Skernyng  clerk, 
Thomas  Rowenyng  of  the  same,  Simon  Pennyng  of  Longham  and  John 
Heyward  of  the  same,  of  a  messuage  with  six  acres  of  arable  land  lying  in 
the  town  and  fields  of  Longham,  in  several  pieces,  with  appurtenances  ; 
whereof  the  messuage  and  one  acre  of  land  in  an  adjacent  croft  lay 
between  the  messuage  and  crofts  formerly  of  William  Dycon,  the  common 
path  called  Gorystyle,  Southgategrene  and  the  land  of  the  prior  and 
convent  of  Walsyngham ;  three  acres  in  a  piece,  lay  at  Brothircroft 
between  land  formerly  of  Nicholas  Pycecock,  the  common  path  called 
Abbeygate,  and  land  formerly  of  Thomas  Cleryssone ;  and  two  acres  in  a 
piece,  called  Prestyslond,  lay  between  land  late  of  Simon  Atte  Bek 
chaplain,  land  formerly  of  John  Lete  and  Robert  Potter,  land  formerly  of 
John  Wynter,  John  Lete  and  Robert  Potter,  and  land  formerly  of  John 
W'ynter  and  Reginald  Smyth.  The  messuage  and  six  acres  were  acquired 
by  the  feoffor,  by  gift  and  charter  of  the  above  Robert  Rowenyng,  son 
and  heir  of  James  Rowenyng  late  of  Longham.  Witnesses :  William 
Mechill,  John  Chapman,  Adam  Dewe,  John  Platfoot,  John  Warner  all  of 
Longham.  Vellum  :  one  skin  11  x  6i,  one  seal  non-armorial  bearing  the 
letter  T. 


SUFFOLK. 


312  (1361-2)  Tuesday    next  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Gregory  Pope  (March 

12th),  in  the  36th  year  of  Edward  IIL  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at 
Henstede,  confirming  a  grant  by  John  de  Wassyngforth  to  Edmund  de 
Gysilham  incumbent  of  the  church  of  Soterlee,  Robert  de  Reueshale, 
William  dil  March  and  John  de  Gysilham,  of  all  the  lands  etc  which 
descended  to  his  wife  Alice  daughter  of  Warin  Fraunceys  of  Henstede 
in  the  townships  of  Henstede  and  Soterlee.      Witnesses:    Edmund  de 


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Soterlee,  Walter  Chaumberleyn,  William  Oldryng,  Thomas  Lesceleyn, 
John  Lece,  John  Battok,  John  Carman.  Vellum  :  one  skin  11  X4i,  seal 
may  be  armorial,  the  impression  is  clear.     Notes  :  see  number  307  below. 

(1361-2)  Tuesday  next  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Gregory  Pope  (March 
12th),  in  the  36th  year  of  Edward  III.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Henstede, 
confirming  a  grant  from  Robert  Spenser  incumbent  of  the  church  of  Elgh 
(Ilketshall  ?)  and  John  de  Wassyngforth  to  Edmutid  de  Gysilham  incum- 
bent of  the  church  of  Soterlee,  Robert  de  Reueshale,  William  dil  March 
and  John  de  Gysilham,  of  a  messuage  with  lands  in  Soterlee  and  Henstede, 
obtained  by  gift  from  Alice  daughter  of  W^arin  Fraunceys  of  Henstede. 
Witnesses:  Edmund  de  Soterlee,  Walter  Doukes,  Walter  Chaumberleyn, 
William  Oldheryng,  John  Battok,  Thomas  Lescelyn,  Henry  Wenon. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  12X3,  one  seal  missing,  the  other  bears  what  appears 
to  be  the  head  of  a  stag  caboshed.  Notes :  see  charter  of  even  date, 
number  312  above. 

(1364)  Sunday  next  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Peter  ad  Vincula  (August  1st), 
in  the  38th  year  of  Edward  III.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Westhale, 
confirming  a  grant  from  Geoffrey  Holbek  of  Westhale  to  Nicholas  Beneye, 
of  two  pieces  of  land  in  Westhale  ;  the  first  lying  between  land  of  Geoffrey 
Aired,  the  land  of  Laurence  Cook,  the  road  to  Southgate,  and  land 
belonging  to  Nicholas,  formerly  to  Henry  Thurbern  ;  the  second  lying 
between  land  formerly  belonging  to  Richard  Cristien,  the  freehold  land  of 
the  church  of  Westhale,  the  above  mentioned  road,  and  lands  formerly 
belonging  to  Alan  Holbeck.  Witnesses  :  John  Love  senior,  John  Love 
junior,  Roger  atte  Cros  junior,  John  de  Kylyate,  Henry  de  Kylyate, 
Laurence  Cook,  Geoffrey  Aired.  Vellum:  one  skin  10 XS^^,  seal 
missing, 

(1367)  Sunday  next  after  the  Feast  of  the  Annunciation  of  the  Blessed 
Mary  the  Virgin  (March  25th),  in  the  41st  year  of  Edward  III.  Writing 
Obligatory  (Lat.),  dated  at  Medefeld,  whereby  John  le  Clerk  of  Wysete 
acknowledged  himself  bound  to  John  de  Mendham  in  a  yearly  rent  of 
3s  4d,  issuing  from  a  messuage  and  lands  in  Medefeld,  hamlet  of 
Mendham,  which  lands  John  le  Clerk  recently  acquired  from  John  de 
Mendham,  whose  villein  Roger  le  Noreys  formerly  held  them.  Vellum  : 
one  skin  10X4|,  seal  missing. 

(1367-8)  Tuesday  in  the  Feast  of  Saint  Peter  in  Cathedra  (22nd  February), 
m  the  42nd  year  of  Edward  III.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Medefeld  co 
Suffolk  confirmmg  a  grant  from  William  son  of  John  son  of  Godfrey  ot 
Medefeld,  hamlet  of  Mendham,  to  Richard  le  Whyte  of  Fresingfeld,  of  all 


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his  part  in  a  pightell  (of  land)  lying  in  the  said  hamlet,  between  the 
tenement  formerly  of  Robert  Spe  on  the  east,  and  the  land  of  the  said 
Richard  on  the  west ;  abutting  on  the  tenement  formerly  of  Roger  Noreys 
on  the  south,  and  the  land  of  the  said  Richard  on  the  north  ;  and  also  of 
four  pieces  of  land  in  Medefeld  ;  to  wit,  in  the  field  called  Northagh, 
between  the  land  of  the  prior  of  Mendham  on  the  east,  land  belonging  to 
the  hall  of  Medefeld,  and  land  formerly  of  Roger  Noreys  on  the  west ; 
and  abutting  on  a  path  formerly  of  John  Osot  on  the  south,  and  land 
belonging  to  the  hall  of  Medefeld  on  the  north.  Witnesses  :  John  de 
Mendham,  William  de  Middiltone,  Gilbert  Aluene,  Robert  le  Whyte, 
William  Proudfot,  Henry  his  brother,  Thomas  Glynn  (?).  Vellum : 
one  skin  8|  X  31,  seal  missing.     Notes :  see  number  249. 

249  (1367-8)  Tuesday  in  the  Feast  of  Saint  Peter  in  Cathedra  (22nd  February), 

in  the  42nd  year  of  Edward  III.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Medefeld, 
confirming  a  grant  from  William  son  of  John  son  of  Godfrey  of  Mede- 
feld, hamlet  of  Mendham,  to  Richard  le  Whyte  of  Fresingfeld,  of  all  that 
his  messuage,  which  formerly  belonged  to  his  father  John,  in  the  said 
hamlet  of  Medefeld ;  with  a  road  adjoining  and  with  four  small  pieces  of 
land,  with  the  appurtenances ;  of  which  the  first  piece  lay  between  the 
said  road  on  the  west,  and  land  of  the  feoffor  on  the  east ;  and  abutted  on 
land  of  Lord  de  Huntyngfeld  on  the  south ;  the  second  piece  lay 
between  land  of  the  said  Lord  de  Huntingfeld  on  the  south,  and  the  said 
messuage  on  the  north ;  the  third  piece  lay  between  the  said  messuage  and 
the  said  second  piece  of  land  on  the  east,  and  land  formerly  of  Alan 
Warmete  on  the  west ;  and  the  fourth  piece  of  land  was  called  Smethis- 
mere  and  lay  between  land  of  Christiana  le  Kyng  on  the  east,  and  land 
formerly  of  Alan  Warmete  on  the  west ;  and  abutted  on  land  of  the  said 
Alan  on  the  south.  Witnesses :  John  de  Mendham,  Roger  le  Brewse, 
Gilbert  Aluene,  Robert  le  Whyte,  William  Proudfot,  Henry  his  brother, 
Thomas  Germyn  (?).  Vellum  :  one  skin  8X5,  seal  missing.  Notes  : 
the  charter  of  even  date,  number  243  above,  is  made  between  the  same 
parties  and  six  of  the  witnesses  are  the  same. 

277  (1368-9)  Friday  next  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Gregory  Pope  (March  12th), 

in  the  43rd  year  of  Edward  IH.  Release  and  Quit  Claim  (Lat.),  dated 
at  Herlystone  Market,  by  John  Smalwode  vicar  of  the  church  of  Upton, 
William  Ker  vicar  of  the  church  of  Weybred  and  Walter  Oswold  of  Wey- 
bred  to  John  Megre  of  Flexton,  of  lands  and  tenements  in  the  Metefelde, 
hamlet  of  Mendham,  formerly  in  possession  of  Roger  Noreys,  villein 
(copyhold  tenant)  of  John  de  Mendham.  Vellum  :  one  skin  9^  x  3,  seal  of 
green  wax  bears  a  motto  and  charge. 


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(1370)  Thursday  next  after  the  Feast  of  the  Translation  of  Saint  Thomas 
Martyr  (July  7th),  in  the  44th  year  of  Edward  III.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated 
at  Henstede,  confirming  a  grant  from  William  de  Tiryngtone  "goldsmyth" 
of  Lowystoft  to  Edmund  de  Gysilham  parson  of  the  church  of  Soterlee, 
William  dil  March  of  Soterlee,  W^illiam  Candeler  of  Kirkelee,  Robert 
Palmere  of  Pakefeld  and  John  de  Gysilham,  of  a  messuage  lands  and 
tenements  in  Henstede  and  Soterlee,  then  lately  belonging  to  John  Fraun- 
ceys  of  Henstede  and  descending  to  Margery  daughter  of  Bartholomew 
Fraunceys,  wife  of  W^illiam  de  Tiryngton.  Witnesses  :  Thomas  Lescelyn, 
William  Oldryng,  John  Lece,  John  Carman,  John  Smyth,  Roger  Chap- 
man, William  Reymond.  Vellum:  11  x  3i,  ecclesiastical  seal  in  good 
condition. 

(1388)  Monday  next  before  the  Feast  of  the  Translation  of  Saint  Thomas 
the  Martyr  (July  7th),  in  the  12th  year  of  Richard  H.  Charter  (Lat.), 
dated  at  Metefeld,  confirming  a  grant  from  John  Megre  son  of  the  late 
John  Megre  of  Metefeld,  hamlet  of  Mendham,  to  John  Doget  of  Fresyng- 
feld,  of  a  messuage  and  land  formerly  belonging  to  John  Megre  senior  in 
Metefeld.  Witnesses :  William  Middilton,  Wakelin  Brews,  Roger  his 
brother,  Richard  Wyhte,  John  Wyhte,  Richard  Harry,  and  John  Gyle  of 
Fresyngfeld.     Vellum  :  one  skin  10  X  3f ,  seal  missing. 

Undated,  late  14th  or  early  15th  century.  Will  (Lat.)  of  Richard  Whyte 
of  Metefeld.  The  testator  desired  that  Richard  Harry  and  John  Doget 
of  Metefeld,  feoflfees  to  the  uses  of  his  will,  should  re-enfeofF  Joan  Whyte 
his  wife  with  his  messuage,  lands  and  tenements  for  the  term  of  her  life 
with  remainder  to  his  son  John,  except  certain  pieces  of  land  which  his  son 
John  Whyte  was  to  receive  at  once  in  consideration  of  paying  a  debt  of 
five  marks,  owed  by  the  testator.  Of  these  pieces  one  was  called  Hernald- 
islond,  and  the  rest  lay  in  Northagh.  The  testator  bequeathed  all  his 
goods  and  chattels  to  his  wife.     Vellum  :  one  skin  9i  X  2i. 

(1403)  Sunday  next  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Lucia  Virgin  and  Martyr 
(December  13th),  in  the  5th  year  of  Henry  IV.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated 
at  Westhale,  confirming  a  grant  from  Henry  Love  of  Westhale  to  Richard 
Danyel  clerk,  Thomas  Payn  of  Westhale  and  Robert  Wrygthe  smiths  of 
Westhale,  of  a  piece  of  land  lying  between  the  freehold  land  of  the  church 
of  Saint  Andrew  of  Westhale,  lands  formerly  belonging  to  Thomas 
Evepole,  the  road  between  Westhale  and  Sodyrton,  and  the  freehold  land 
of  the  aforementioned  church.  Witnesses :  John  Savage,  Walter  Poleyn, 
William  Borhed,  Henry  Beneth,  William  Payn,  Edward  Alwene,  Thomas 
Kylgate.  Vellum  :  one  skin  9x4,  seal  bears  the  letter  W.  Notes :  see 
number  327  below. 


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327  (1403)  Sunday  next  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Lucia  Virgin  and  Martyr 

(December  13th),  in  the  5th  year  of  Henry  IV.  Deed  of  Covenant 
(Lat.)  between  Henry  Love  of  Westhale  and  John  Palmer  of  the  one  part 
and  Richard  Danyel  clerk,  Thomas  Payn  of  Westhale  and  Robert  Wryghte 
"le  Smyth"  of  the  other  part;  after  reciting  that  Henry  Love  had  enfeoffed 
Richard,  Thomas  and  Robert  with  a  piece  of  land  (described  in  number  328 
above)  and  John  Palmer  had  enfeoffed  the  same,  with  a  pightle  in  Westhale 
lying  between  the  close  and  lands  of  the  late  John  Wynggefeld  knight  and 
the  common  of  Westhale  ;  and  a  piece  of  land  lying  between  the  lands  of 
Edmund  Payn  and  John  Palmer,  by  two  separate  charters  ;  yet  Richard, 
Thomas  and  Robert  would  hold  those  charters  null  and  void,  if  they  were 
left  in  undisturbed  possession  of  a  messuage  and  curtilage  in  Westhale, 
the  messuage  lying  between  the  pightle  of  Richard  Love,  a  plot  of  John 
Bacon,  and  the  common  of  Westhale  ;  and  the  curtilage  lying  between 
lands  of  Richard  Love,  John  Bacon  and  Henry  Thurberne,  both  messuage 
and  curtilage  having  been  acquired  by  gift  and  feoffment  of  John  Sygo  of 
Westhale  ;  but  if  they  were  disturbed  in  their  possession  by  Olive,  sister  (?) 
of  John  Sygo,  the  charters  of  Henry  Love  and  John  Palmer  were  to  hold 
good.  Witnesses :  John  Savage,  Walter  Poleyn,  William  Borhed, 
Henry  Beneth,  William  Payn,  Edward  Allwene,  Thomas  Kylyate. 
Vellum:  one  skm  (three  holes  in  centre)  10jX6,  three  interesting  seals, 
one  armorial. 


311  (1405)  Thursday  next  before  the  Feast  of  Saint  Michael  the  Archangel 

(September  29th),  in  the  6th  year  of  Henry  IV.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated 
at  South  Elmham,  confirming  a  grant  from  John  Doget  of  South  Elmham  of 
the  parish  of  Saint  James  the  Apostle  to  Thomas  Wryghthe,  of  a 
messuage  called  Noreys  with  a  croft  in  Metefeld,  hamlet  of  Mendeham, 
lying  between  the  land  called  Kyngishallelond,  the  land  of  William 
Pykot  and  of  William  Warmete,  the  land  of  the  lord  (domini)  of  Norwich, 
and  the  land  of  John  Whyghte.  Witnesses:  Richard  Banyard,  John 
Megre,  Robert  Kooc,  John  Broner,  Thomas  Wryghthe.  Vellum : 
one  skin  1 1  X  5^,  the  seal  bears  a  Saint  Katherine  wheel  and  a  motto. 

331  (1415-16)    Wednesday    next    before    Feast    of    Saint   Peter  in  Cathedra 

(February  22nd),  in  the  3rd  year  of  Henry  V.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at 
Metefeld,  confirming  a  grant  from  Thomas  Wrygte  of  Redenhale 
to  John  Whyte  of  Metefeld,  of  a  messuage  called  Noreys  and  a  croft  in 
Metefeld,  hamlet  of  Mendham,  lying  between  land  called  Kyngeshallelond, 
the  land  of  William  Pycot  and  William  Warmete,  the  land  of  the  Bishop 
of  Norwich,  and  the  land  of  John  Whyte.  Witnesses  :  John  Everehard, 
William    Harpour,    Robert    Bakhous,    John    Scurbolie   son   of    Robert 


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Scurbolie  and  Edmund  Purs.  Vellum  :  one  skin  9|  x  4f ,  small  seal 
bears  a  Saint  Katherine  wheel  within  a  motto,  probably  from  the  same 
matrix  as  number  333. 

335  (1415-16)  Tuesday  next  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Matthias  the  Apostle 

(February  24th),  in  the  3rd  year  of  Henry  V.  Grant  (Lat.),  dated  at 
Metefeld,  from  Richard  Banyard  of  Spectishale,  Robert  Cook,  John 
Megris,  Stephen  Warner,  John  Blome  and  John  Newman  of  Southelmham 
to  John  Wygte  of  Metefeld,  of  all  the  lands  etc  formerly  belonging  to 
Roger  Noreys,  which  the  lessors  acquired  together  with  John  Broun 
of  Southelmham,  by  feoffment  from  Thomas  Wrygte  then  of  Redenhale. 
Witnesses :  John  Everard,  William  Harpour,  William  Harry,  Robert 
Harry,  John  West,  John  Thourd,  Robert  Kynggesheye.  Vellum  :  one 
skin  11  X4i,  six  pendent  seals,  three  and  three,  bearing  various  devices. 

334  (1415-6)     Tuesday   next   after    the    Feast    of    Saint    Matthias    Apostle 

(February  24th),  in  the  3rd  year  of  Henry  V.  Letter  of  Attorney  (Lat.), 
dated  at  South  Elmham,  from  Richard  Banyard  of  Spectishale,  Robert 
Cook,  John  Megre,  Stephen  Warner,  John  Blome  and  John  Newman  of 
South  Elmham  to  Robert  Kynggesheye  of  Mendham,  to  deliver  seisin 
to  John  Wyte  of  Metefeld,  of  lands  and  appurtenances  in  Metefeld, 
formerly  in  the  tenure  of  Roger  Noreys.  These  lands  were  acquired 
by  Richard,  Robert  etc  together  with  John  Broun,  by  feoffment  from 
Thomas  Wrygte  of  Redenhale.  Vellum  :  one  skin  11x22,  five  seals 
pendent  on  one  tag,  the  top  one  bears  a  shield,  the  second  a  Saint 
Katherine  wheel,  and  the  other  three  are  obscure. 

333  (1418)   Thursday  next  after  Feast  of   Saint  Mark  the  Evangelist  (April 

25th),  in  the  6th  year  of  Henry  V.  Release  and  Quit  Claim  (Lat.), 
dated  at  Medefeld,  from  Thomas  Wryghte  of  Redenhale  to  John 
Whyte  of  Medefeld,  of  the  messuage  called  Noreys  in  Medefeld, 
hamlet  of  Mendham  ;  lying  between  land  called  Kyngeshallelond,  land 
formerly  belonging  to  William  Fykot,  and  land  of  John  Whyte. 
Witnesses:  John  Everard,  Robert  Harry,  William  Harpour,  William 
Harry,  Thomas  Kook,  John  Mayston,  Roger  de  Medefeld.  Vellum  : 
one  skin  12x4^,  seal  bears  a  Saint  Katherine  wheel  within  a  motto, 
probably  from  the  same  matrix  as  number  331. 

324  (1419)    Monday   next   after   the    Feast    of    Saint    Andrew   the   Apostle 

(November  30th),  in  the  7th  year  of  Henry  IV.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated 
at  Westhale,  confirming  a  grant  from  Richard  Love  of  Westhale  and 
Agnes  his  wife  to  Henry  Benet  of  Westhale,  of  a  piece  of  land  lying 
between  the  land  of  William  de  Hant,  a  boundary  called  Tonmere  between 


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Sotherton  and  Westhale,  a  close  of  Richard  Love,  and  land  of  William  de 
Hant.  Witnesses :  Henry  Love,  William  Borhed,  Thomas  Payn,  John 
Palmer,  John  Benet.     Vellum:  one  skin  11^X41,  seal  missing. 


314  (1442)  Thursday  next  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Ambrose  bishop  (April 

4th),  in  the  20th  year  of  Henry  VL  Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at  Metefeld, 
confirming  a  grant  from  Richard  Doget  of  Mendham  and  Robert  Mendham 
of  Mendham  to  John  Whyghte  of  Metefeld  and  John  Kyngeseye  of 
Mendham,  of  the  following  ;  namely,  a  tenement  called  Whyghtes  with 
appurtenances,  which  Adam  Whyghte  formerly  held  in  Metefeld  and 
Mendham ;  a  tenement  called  Norys  with  a  croft  in  Metefeld,  lying 
between  land  called  Kyngeshallelond,  land  formerly  belonging  to  William 
Pycot  and  William  Warmet,  land  of  the  Lord  Bishop  of  Norwich  and 
land  of  the  tenement  Whyghtes,  which  tenement  formerly  belonged  to 
John  Doget  of  Southelmham  ;  a  pightle  with  a  piece  of  land  called  Blomes 
in  Metefeld  lying  between  the  land  formerly  belonging  to  William  Harpour 
called  Redyng,  a  tenement  Loundes  belonging  to  the  prior  of  Mendham,  land 
then  lately  belonging  to  William  Harpour,  and  a  pightle  called  Mallard  ; 
a  second  piece  of  land  lying  in  Metefeld  between  the  land  of  a  tenement 
called  Norys,  the  villein  land  of  the  prior  of  Mendham,  Whyghtes  and  a 
path  between  Southelmham  and  Metefeld ;  a  third  piece  of  land  lying 
between  Norys,  a  close  belonging  to  Whyghtes,  the  land  of  the  tenement 
Pecots,  and  land  belonging  to  Whyghtes ;  a  piece  of  meadow  in  Homers- 
feld  in  the  meadow  called  Lymbornemedwe,  lying  between  the  meadows 
of  William  Medilton,  the  prioress  of  Bungeye,  Peter  Godon,  and  the  abbot 
of  Sibton.  All  these  lands  etc,  the  feoffors  had  then  recently  acquired  of 
John  Whyghte.  Witnesses  :  John  Jermyn  esquire,  William  Medelton, 
John  Weston,  William  Hary,  Robert  Hary,  Robert  Gebbesson,  John 
Lounds.  Vellum:  one  skin  12  X  7i,  two  seals,  with  cord  rings  embedded, 
bearing  no  impression. 


330  (1442)  April  6th,  in  the  20th  year  of  Henry  VL      Charter  (Lat.),  dated 

at  Metefeld,  confirming  a  grant  from  John  Whyghte  of  Metefeld  and  John 
Kyngeseye  of  Mendham  to  Richard  Whyghte,  Margaret  Gosselyn,  Adam 
Awbry  citizen  of  Norwich,  Edmund  Turner  baker  and  citizen  of  Norwich, 
Richard  Doget  and  Robert  Mendham  of  Mendham,  of  lands  and  tene- 
ments lately  acquired  by  gift  and  demise  from  Richard  Doget  and  Robert 
Mendham,  in  the  townships  of  Metefeld,  Mendham  and  Homersfeld. 
Witnesses  :  John  Germyn  esquire,  William  Myddelton,  John  Weston, 
Robert  Hary,  John  Lounds,  William  Hary,  Thomas  Alman.  Vellum: 
one  skin  Hi  x  5i,  two  seals  in  good  condition. 


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310  1447  July  15th,  in  the  25th  year  of  Henry  VI.     Charter  (Lat.),  dated  at 

Westhale,  confirming  a  grant  from  Walter  Martyn  clerk,  John  Hevenyng- 
ham  knight,  Reginald  Rous  of  Denyngton  and  Thomas  Croftes  of  Westhale 
esquires,  Robert  Banyard  of  Spettishale  and  Edmund  Alwene  of  Westhale 
to  John  Benet  of  Westhale,  of  a  piece  of  land  called  Belis  Acre,  part  of  a 
tenement  called  Goochis  in  Westhale  then  lately  acquired  from  John  Gooche, 
which  piece  lay  in  the  field  called  Chirchfelde,  between  lands  of  John 
Benet,  the  enclosure  of  Baldewyn  Holbek,  the  highway,  and  the  meadows 
of  John  Benet  and  Geoffrey  Payn.  Witnesses :  John  Hopton  esquire, 
Baldewyn  Holbek  of  Westhale,  Richard  his  son,  John  Hervy,  John  Saly, 
Thomas  Lece,  John  Ederych  of  the  same.  Vellum:  one  skin  122^4, 
six  pendent  seals,  two,  two,  and  two,  bearing  various  devices,  all  in  good 
condition, 

309  (1447)  July  15th,  in  the  25th  year  of  Henry  VI.     Letter  of  Attorney 

(Lat.)  from  Walter  Martyn  clerk,  John  Hevenyngham  knight,  Reginald 
Rous  of  Denyngton,  Thomas  Croftes  of  Westhale  esquire,  Robert  Ban- 
yard  of  Spettishale  and  Edmund  Alwene  of  Westhale  to  Robert  Alverych 
clerk  and  John  Hervy  of  Westhale,  to  deliver  seisin  to  John  Benet  of 
Westhale,  of  a  piece  of  land  called  Belis  Acre,  part  of  a  tenement  called 
Goochis  in  Westhale  then  lately  acquired  from  John  Gooche  ;  which  piece 
lay  in  the  field  called  Cherchfeld,  between  the  lands  of  John  Benet  and 
the  highway.  Vellum:  one  skin  l2^X3i,  six  pendent  seals,  two,  two, 
and  two,  one  broken. 

347  1447  September  10th,  in  the  26th  year  of  Henry  VI.      Indenture  of 

Lease  (Engl.)  from  Robert  Codon  of  Donewych  to  William  Bedon 
of  Rendyllsham,  of  three  closes  and  a  meadow  "  in  ye  town  of  Stovene 
betwyn  ye  clooss  and  ye  land  late  Richard  and  Robert  Codynhamys, 
and  ye  kynggys  hey  weye  and  the  Comown  path  qwych  goth  from 
ye  cherche  of  Stovene  forsayd  to  a  Tenement  of  ye  Priowrys  of 
Wangforth  clept  ye  Rye,"  and  between  other  lands  of  Robert  Codon 
and  the  prior  ;  the  aforesaid  closes  and  meadow  were  formerly  in  the 
tenure  of  William  Payne.  Vellum:  one  skin  11x10,  seals  missing. 
Notes  :   a  transcript  of  this  document  is  given  in  the  appendix. 

337  (1449-50)  March  20th,  in  the  28th  year  of  Henry  VI.     Charter  indented 

(Lat.),  dated  at  Westhale,  confirming  grant  from  John  Benet  of  Westhale 
to  John  Newman  of  Spectishale,  Thomas  Crofts  of  Westhale  knight  and 
William  Hoo  of  Wyssete,  of  a  capital  messuage  called  Crossis  in  West- 
hale, plots  in  Chirchfeld,  a  meadow  called  Crossis  Medewe  in  the  same, 
with  an  easement  through  Crossis  Lane  ;  formerly  held  by  the  grantor 
together  with  Robert  Crane  of  Stonham  Jernegan  deceased,   by  demise 


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from  Richard  Danyell  clerk  and  John  Hervy  of  Westhale,  and  formerly 
in  the  possession  of  John  Benet  senior.  The  capital  messuage  aforesaid 
is  described  as  lying  between  Crossis  Lane,  the  highroad,  a  public  path  and 
the  close  of  John  Saly.  The  plots  in  Chirchfeld  were  bounded  by  the 
church  of  \\'esthale,  the  land  of  Baldewyn  Holbeck,  a  close  called  Melle- 
mont  belonging  to  William  Payn,  the  land  of  William  Borhead,  and  the 
land  of  Robert  W'yngefeld  knight.  This  document  was  to  be  void  if  John 
Benet  paid  £^  before  Michaelmas  1457;  and  the  grantor  was  to  be 
reseised.  Witnesses  :  Robert  Banyard  of  Spectishale,  John  Hervy  of 
Westhale,  John  Love,  Baldewyn  Holbek,  Richard  his  son,  Thomas  Lece, 
Robert  Orlowe  of  the  same.     Vellum  :  one  skin   13x7,  seals  missing. 

326  (1452-3)  January  30th,  in  the  31st  year  of  Henry  VI.     Charter  (Lat.), 

dated  at  Metefeld,  confirming  a  demise  and  delivery  from  Adam  Awbry, 
Edmund  Tumour  citizen  of  Norwich  and  Robert  Mendham  of  IMendham 
to  John  Whygthe  of  Metefeld,  Henry  Everard  of  Cratfeld,  Thomas 
Doget  of  Mendham  and  William  Benocle  of  Metefeld,  of  lands  and 
tenements  in  Metefeld,  which  Adam,  Edmund  and  Robert  held  jointly 
with  Richard  Whyghte  son  of  John  Whyghte,  Margery  Gosselyn  and 
Richard  Doget  of  Mendham  deceased,  by  gift  and  feoffment  from  John 
Whyghte  and  John  Kyngeseye.  Witnesses :  John  Jermyn  esquire, 
Robert  Medilton,  Walter  Neche,  Robert  Acy,  Robert  Gebisson.  Vellum  : 
one  skin   13x4,  three  seals  in  good  condition. 

332  (1452)   Monday  next  after  the   Feast  of  Saint   George   (April   23rd),   in 

the  30th  year  of  Henry  VL  Lease  (Lat.),  dated  at  Mendham,  from 
Robert  Mendham  of  Mendham  to  John  Whyte  of  Metefeld,  Henry 
Everard  of  Cratfeld,  Thomas  Doget  of  Mendham,  and  William  Benocle 
of  Metefeld,  of  lands  and  tenements  in  Metefeld,  Mendham,  Wederisdale, 
Southel  and  elsewhere  in  the  county  of  Suffolk,  formerly  held  by  him 
jointly  with  Richard  Doget  of  Mendham  deceased,  by  gift  and  feoffment 
from  John  Whyte,  excepting  a  messuage  called  Whytis  and  a  tenement 
called  Dogetis  in  Metefeld,  a  piece  of  meadow  in  Lymburne  and  a  pightle 
called  Blomisyerd.  Witnesses  :  John  Jermyn  knight,  Thomas  Bateman, 
Robert  Medilton,  Walter  Niche,  Robert  Gebisson.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
11x5,  the  seal  bears  the  letter  R  below  a  crown. 

289  (1461)   November  30th,  in  the  39th  year  of  Henry  VI.     Charter  (Lat.), 

dated  at  Metfeld,  confirming  a  grant  from  Henry  Everard  of  Cratfeld 
and  William  Benocle  of  Metfeld  to  Andrew  Smith  clerk,  of  two  tenements 
called  Whites  and  Dogetts,  which  they  formerly  held  jointly  with  John 
White  of  Metfeld  and  Thomas  Doget  of  Mendham  deceased,  from  the 
gift    of    Adam    Awbry    and    Edward   Tumour  citizens  of   Norwich    and 


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Robert  Mendham  of  Mendham,  by  a  charter  dated  at  Metfeld  30th 
January  1452-3.  Witnesses :  John  Jermy  esquire,  Robert  Gibbisson, 
John  Goche,  Robert  Boteler,  Thomas  at  Haugh.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
12X5,  two  seals  of  red  wax,  one  bears  the  letter  H  and  the  other  W. 
Notes  :  see  number  326  above. 

(1461)  December  20th,  in  the  39th  year  of  Henry  VI.  Charter  (Lat.), 
dated  at  Metfeld,  confirming  a  grant  from  Andrew  Smith  clerk  to  John 
White  of  Metfeld,  Henry  Everard  of  Cratfeld,  John  Everard  of  Lynstede 
Magna,  William  Benocle  of  Metfeld,  Richard  Meye  of  Stowe  Market, 
John  Cook  of  Brannford  and  Edmund  at  Lee  of  Eye,  of  two  tenements  in 
Metfeld  called  White's  and  Dogetts,  obtained  from  Henry  Everard  and 
William  Benocle  by  a  charter  given  at  Metfeld  30th  November  1461. 
Witnesses :  John  Jermy  esquire,  John  Goche,  Robert  Gibbisson,  Henry 
Orlowe,  Robert  Tason.  Vellum  :  one  skin  121- X  5,  seal  missing.  Notes: 
see  number  289  above. 

(1464)  May  12th,  in  the  4th  year  of  Edward  IV.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated 
at  Metefeld,  confirming  a  grant  from  William  Balston  of  Laxfeld, 
Thomas  Whyte  of  Badyngham  and  William  Alpot  of  Metefeld  to  Henry 
Fayrhed  of  the  parish  of  Saint  George  in  Southelmham,  Robert 
Gybbysson  of  Metefeld,  Henry  Orlowe  and  John  Scrobylye  junior  of  the 
same,  of  a  tenement  called  Frankes  with  Brytyeves  in  Metefeld,  and 
appurtenances  in  Metefeld  and  Wedyrsdale,  which  the  grantors  acquired 
jointly  with  others  by  demise  from  Robert  Bachows,  W^illiam  Sutton, 
Thomas  Hawe  of  Metefeld  and  John  Lound  of  Southelmham,  in 
consideration  of  £25,  payable  by  instalments  in  the  church  of  Metefeld. 
Witnesses  :  John  Whyte,  John  Goche  parker,  Robert  Boteler,  Thomas 
Alman,  John  Teysard.    Vellum :  one  skin  1 2i  X  9i,  three  seals  not  armorial. 

(1467)  May  10th,  in  the  7th  year  of  Edward  IV.     Release  and  Quit  Claim 

(Lat.),  dated  at  Brokedyssh,  by  William  Gryys  of  Brokedyssh  "gentylman," 
master  Henry  Trevelyan,  Simon  Brayles  clerk  and  William  Lee  esquire 
to  John  Whyte  of  Meteflfeld,  of  3s  4d  rent  from  a  messuage  called 
"dogetts"  alias  "  megrys "  or  "  Noreys "  in  Mendham  and  Meteffeld. 
Witnesses :  Thomas  Brews  knight,  William  Brews  and  John  Jermy 
esquires,  Thomas  Gardener  clerk,  Nicholas  Wulnawe,  Robert  Gryys, 
William  Howard.  Vellum:  one  skin  14x4i,  four  seals  of  red  wax,  all 
in  good  condition,  affixed  to  pendent  tags,  two  and  two. 

(1468-9)  Monday  next  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Matthias  the  Apostle 
(February  24th),  in  the  8th  year  of  Edward  IV.  Charter  (Lat.),  dated 
at  Metefeld,  confirming   a  grant  from  John    Whyte  of    Metefeld,  John 


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Everard  of  Lynstede  Magna,  William  Benocle  of  Metefeld,  Richard 
Meye  of  Stowe  Market,  John  Cook  of  Braunforth  and  "  Edmund  at  ye  lee" 
of  Eye  to  John  Date  alias  Russcheye  of  Fresyngfeld  and  John  Everard 
of  Crattefeld,  of  the  tenements  called  Whytes  and  Dogettys  in  Mete- 
feld with  appurtenances,  then  recently  acquired  in  conjunction  with 
Henry  Everard  deceased  of  Cratfeld  from  Andrew  Smyth  clerk,  by 
charter  dated  at  Metefeld  21st  December  1461.  Power  of  attorney 
granted  to  John  Rook  chaplain  and  John  Teysard,  to  give  seisin  to  the 
above.  Witnesses  :  Thomas  Brews  knight,  John  Jermy  esquire,  Robert 
Gybbysson,  Robert  Goche,  Henry  Orlowe.  Vellum:  one  skin  12x6^, 
six  seals  in  good  condition,  one  bears  a  stag's  head  caboshed.  Notes : 
see  number  288  above. 

320  (1478)    11th    June,    in   the    18th   year  of   Edward   IV.      Award    (Lat.), 

dated  at  Becclys,  of  William  Wyngfeld  esquire,  William  Stanley  esquire, 
Thomas  Playter  and  Thomas  Pert,  arbitrators  between  Anastasia  wife 
of  the  late  John  Benet,  her  son  and  heir  Roger  Benet,  and  Robert  Kelyate, 
with  regard  to  the  claim  of  the  former  to  certain  lands  and  tenements 
which  Robert  Kelyate  had  then  lately  acquired  from  John  Benet,  in  the 
townships  of  Westhale  and  Holton;  and  upon  all  matters  in  dispute  between 
them  until  (up  to)  11th  June  18  Edward  IV.  The  arbitrators  adjudged 
that  Robert  Kelyate  should  hold  these  lands  for  the  term  of  his  life,  after 
which  they  were  to  return  to  Anastasia  and  her  heirs,  then  to  the  heirs 
of  John  Benet ;  also  that  Robert  Kelyate  was  to  deliver  to  William 
Wyngfeld  a  certain  bond,  by  which  John  Benet  was  bound  to  him  in  ten 
marks,  to  be  returned  to  him  if  Anastasia  or  her  heirs  broke  this 
agreement,  and  he  was  to  pay  all  arrears  of  rent  due  to  Anastasia. 
She  on  her  part  was  to  withdraw  a  certain  action  "  de  cui  in  vita,"  in  the 
Manor  Court  of  William  Hopton  of  Westhale,  begun  by  a  royal  writ  of 
Right  Close.  Vellum:  one  skin  lHx8i,  four  seals  in  good  condition, 
two  with  cord  rings  embedded  in  the  wax. 

338  and  339     (1479)  June  8th,  in  the  19th  year  of  Edward  IV.     Indenture  of  Release 

(Lat.)  in  duplicate,  dated  at  Westhale,  from  John  Hevenyngham  knight, 
John  Jernegan  esquire  and  John  Auncell  of  Kersyngford  to  Robert 
Kylyate  of  Westhale,  of  lands  and  tenements  in  Westhale  and  Holton 
CO  Suffolk,  acquired  by  Robert  Kylyate  from  and  during  the  lifetime  of 
the  late  John  Benet  of  Westhale,  and  afterwards  held  by  the  parties 
to  this  deed  in  common  with  John  Jernegan  senior  knight,  Robert 
Banyard,  William  Boundys  and  Thomas  Auncell  of  Blyford,  all  deceased  ; 
by  gift  and  feoflfment  from  William  Hoo  and  others.  After  the  death  of 
Robert  Kylyate  the  property  was  to  remain  to  Anastasia  wife  of  John 
Benet  deceased,  and  their  children  and  heirs,  or  to  the  next  heirs.     Power 


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of  attorney  to  Thomas  Goche,  perpetual  vicar  of  the  church  of  Westhale 
and  Richard  Holbek  to  deliver  seisin  to  Robert  Kylyate.  Witnesses  : 
WiUiam  Wyngefeld  esquire,  William  Mekilfeld  esquire,  Thomas  Duke 
esquire,  Richard  Holbek,  Robert  Payn,  Richard  Love.  Vellum  :  each 
one  skin   14xl7i,  three  seals  to  each. 

(1499)  November  10th,  in  the  15th  year  of  Henry  Vll.  Charter  (Lat.), 
dated  at  Medefeld,  confirming  a  grant  in  accordance  with  the  will  of 
Nicholas  Norton  and  at  the  request  of  his  wife  Agnes  Norton,  from 
Thomas  Mapilhed  of  Medefeld  and  John  Benocle  to  Agnes  Norton, 
Thomas  Norton  of  Medefeld,  John  Throkmerton  of  Southelmham  esquire, 
Robert  Mapilhed,  Robert  Cavell  and  Jacob  Cobbe  of  Gyssynge,  of  three 
pieces  of  arable  land  in  Medefeld,  two  of  which  lay  in  one  close  between 
the  land  of  Nicholas  Norton  called  Ofotes  (Osotes  ?),  the  land  of  John 
Teysard  called  Swerdscrof t  and  the  road  called  Ofotisweye  (Osotisweye  ?) ; 
and  the  third  lay  in  the  field  called  Northhaughfeld  between  the  lands 
of  Nicholas  aforesaid  John  Sterf  and  John  Peck;  which  pieces  had  been 
then  recently  acquired  by  the  feoffors  jointly  with  Nicholas  Norton  and 
John  Whyte  deceased,  from  Robert  Medylton  of  Mendham  gentleman, 
John  Godbald  of  Fressyngfeld,  Thomas  Alman  of  Medefeld  and  John 
Frosteyn  of  Ilketyshale,  by  a  charter  dated  at  Medefeld  20th  September 
18  Edward  IV.  Power  of  attorney  to  Richard  Herte  of  Medefeld 
clerk,  to  deliver  seisin.  Witnesses :  John  Jermy  esquire  senior,  Robert 
Benocle,  John  Harpour,  William  Fale,  Thomas  Mevce  (sic).  Vellum  : 
one  skin   IO2X8I,  seal  missing. 

Undated,  probably  late  15th  century.  A  Rental  (Lat.),  as  follows; 
namely,  "  Rent  of  Assize  of  the  tenement  of  John  Ofot  (Osot  ?)  of 
Medefeld,  paid  to  the  Manor  of  Walsamhall  in  Mendham  at  four  terms 
yearly,  viz.  At  the  Feast  of  Saint  Andrew  122d,  at  the  Feast  of  Easter 
12jd,  at  the  Feast  of  Saint  John  Baptist  6id,  and  at  the  Feast  of 
Saint  Michael  62d.  Sum,  4s.  And  in  addition  the  said  tenement  shall 
perform  the  underwritten  customary  works,  viz.  It  shall  plough 
two  days  in  winter  without  food  or  pay  6d.  Item,  it  shall  plough  or 
harrow  two  days  in  Quadragesima  and  have  food,  or  pay  6d.  Item, 
it  shall  do  three  services  with  horse  and  cart  for  the  lord's  food  or  pay  6d. 
Item,  it  shall  carry  dung  with  one  whole  cart  for  one  day  and  a  half  or 
pay  6d.  Item,  it  shall  carry  wheat  in  autumn  with  one  cart  for  one 
day  and  a  half,  for  the  lord's  food,  or  pay  6d.  Item,  it  shall  do  four 
boondays  in  autumn  for  the  lord's  food,  or  pay  4d.  Item,  it  shall  hoe 
three  days  or  pay  l4d.  Item,  it  shall  help  to  get  in  the  hay  for  three 
days  or  pay  lid.  Item,  it  shall  thresh  a  half  day  or  give  id.  Item,  it 
shall  cut  wood  a  half  day  or  pay  id.      Item,  one  cock  at  the  Feast  of  the 


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Nativity  or  pay  Id.  Item,  at  the  Feast  of  Easter  twelve  eggs  or  pay  *d. 
Sum,  3s  3*d.  Sum  paid  in  all,  by  delivery  of  rent  and  by  customary 
works,  7s  3*d."  Vellum  :  one  skin  9x4.  Notes  :  such  services  would 
originally  be  incumbent  on  the  villein  tenant  of  the  manor,  as  a  villein. 
In  the  14th  and  15th  centuries  they  had  become  merely  a  charge  upon 
villein  or  copyhold  land,  which  a  free  man  might  take  without  affecting 
his  social  status. 

411   (i)  (1501)  Wednesday  in  the   Feast  of  Saint  Augustine  Bishop  (May  5th), 

in  the  16th  year  of  Henry  VI  (sic).  Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of  the 
manor  of  Horham  records  that  at  a  "Court  with  Leet'"  held  on  the  above 
date,  Henry  Baldry  did  suit  of  court  for  2  acres  of  copyhold  land  called 
Isabells  Pightell,  held  on  3s  rent,  by  right  of  his  wife  Alice  daughter  of 
AUce  Sevell,  which  land  both  Alices  formerly  held  jointly,  by  surrender 
of  Marion  Sevell  on  Tuesday  before  the  Feast  of  Saint  Thomas  the 
Martyr  29th  December  19  Edward  IV.  The  copy  appears  to  be  incorrect, 
sexti  being  written  for  septimi.     Vellum  :   one  skin  14  x  5. 

366  (1507)    Thursday   next  after  the  Feast  of    Saint   Luke    the    Evangelist 

(October  18th),  in  the  27th  year  of  Henry  VII.  Copy  of  Court  Roll 
of  the  manor  of  Wylleby  records  that  at  a  court  held  on  the  above  date, 
John  Gurney  alias  Taylor  surrendered  7  acres,  1  rod  of  copyhold  land 
and  a  plightle  called  Gossepightle  in  Wylleby  ;  a  moiety  called  Blogges- 
croft  in  Wylleby ;  a  little  copyhold  pightle  lying  below  the  garden  of  John 
Taylour,  formerly  belonging  to  William  Fabyan  and  later  to  Richard 
Taylour ;  and  part  of  a  close  called  Wyllebyfeld :  to  the  use  of  William 
Bocher,  who  was  admitted  tenant  on  condition  that  he  paid  ;^12  to  John 
Taylor  at  certain  terms.      Vellum  :  one  skin  1 1  x  4j. 

368  (1508)  Thursday  next  after  the  Feast  of  the  Annunciation  of  the  Blessed 

Virgin  Mary  (March  25th),  in  the  23rd  year  of  Henry  VII.  Copy  of 
Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  (unnamed)  records  that  at  a  Little 
Court  of  Lady  Anne  Wyngfeld  held  on  the  above  date,  John  Mayew 
junior  surrendered  a  piece  of  land  in  Ketylco,  lying  off  the  King's 
Highway  called  Hallestrete  ;  which  John  received  with  other  lands  by 
surrender  from  John  Mayew  senior,  at  a  court  held  on  Thursday  after 
the  Feast  of  Saint  Faith  (October  19th)  18  Henry  VII;  to  the  use  of 
William  Bocher  who  was  admitted  tenant.  The  manor  in  question 
is  probably  Wylleby,  as  the  handwriting  is  the  same  as  in  number  374. 
Vellum:  one  skin  10X3. 

374  (1508)   Thursday  next  after  the    Feast    of    Saint    Luke    the    Evangelist 

(October  18th),  in  the  24th  year  of  Henry  VII.  Copy  of  Court  Roll 
(Lat.)  of   the  manor  of  Wylleby  records  that  John  Gurney  alias  Taylor 


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surrendered  7  acres  and  1  rod  of  copyhold  land  and  one  pightle  called 
Gossepigtelle  in  Wylleby,  half  a  close  called  Bloggescroft  in  Wylleby, 
and  a  little  pightle  below  the  garden  of  John  Taylor,  formerly  belonging 
to  William  Fabyan  and  lately  to  Richard  Taylour  in  Wylleby,  being  a 
parcel  of  a  close  called  Wyllebyfeld  in  Wylleby  ;  to  the  use  of  William 
Bocher,  who  was  admitted  tenant  on  condition  of  paying  the  sum  of 
^12  by  instalments.     Vellum:  one  skin  10ix5|, 

(1508-9)  March  1st,  in  the  24th  year  of  Henry  VII.  Charter  Indented 
(Lat.),  dated  at  Metefeld,  for  the  faithful  execution  of  the  last  will  of 
John  Whyte  of  Metfeld,  confirming  a  grant  from  John  Thomson 
of  Aldebregh  and  John  Norton  of  Metfeld  to  John  Corbyn  of  Metefeld, 
Katerine  his  wife  one  of  the  daughters  and  heiresses  of  the  said 
John  Whyte,  Francis  Throkmorton  son  of  John  Throkmorton  esquire, 
John  Everard  of  Cratfeld,  William  Coke  of  Lynsted,  John  Hare  of 
Homersfeld  and  John  Cartwryte  of  Metefeld,  of  two  messuages  called 
Whytes  and  Warmettys  and  all  lands  etc  in  Metefeld  lately  held  by 
John  Thomson  and  John  Norton  jointly,  by  demise  and  feoffment  from 
John  Corbyn  and  Katerine  his  wife,  by  a  charter  given  at  Metefeld  4th 
February  24  Henry  VII  (1508-9).  Witnesses:  John  Jermy  "gentylman," 
Thomas  Skarlet,  John  Spynk,  Robert  Teysard,  Nicholas  Baker.  Vellum: 
one  skin  134  x  5,  two  seals,  not  armorial. 

(1523)  Saturday  May  2nd,  in  the  15th  year  of  Henry  VIII.  Copy  of 
Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Horham  Jernegan  records  that 
Thomas  Wright  and  Joan  his  wife  surrendered  two  acres  of  copyhold 
land  called  Isbells  Pictell  in  Horham,  lying  between  lands  of  the  manor 
in  the  tenure  of  Robert  Clubb  and  the  road  leading  from  Horham  to 
Hoxne ;  and  abutting  on  freehold  land  of  John  Gerlinge  called  Toyser 
and  land  of  the  manor  of  Horham  Halle,  in  the  tenure  of  John  Pikerell 
then  lately  acquired  by  surrender  of  Alice  Baldry  21  Henry  VIII. 
Vellum:  one  skin  14X5. 

1558  Monday  (November  21st)  ?,  in  the  1st  year  of  Elizabeth  (sic). 
Copy'  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Horham  Jernegan  records 
that  John  Middaye  alienated  reversion,  viz,  after  the  death  of  the  said 
John  and  Alice  his  wife,  to  the  same  Thomas  (sic)  Middaye  in  one  tenement, 
and  certain  lands  without  licence  of  court.     Vellum  :  one  skin  14  x  5. 

(1565)  Tuesday  next  before  the  Feast  of  Pentecost  (June  10th),  in  the  7th 
year  of  Elizabeth.  Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Metfilde 
then  in  the  possession  of  Francis  Jermy  esquire  records  that  at  a  court  held 
there  on  the  above  date,  Gregory  Norton  was  admitted  tenant  of  a  piece 


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of  land  of  the  copyhold  tenement  called  Swordscroft  in  IMetfilde,  and 
nine  acres  in  Metfilde  in  Northaughfilde,  lying  between  the  lands  of 
John  White,  John  Orlowe,  land  formerly  belonging  to  William  Pecke, 
and  a  meadow  called  Peckerds  Brooke ;  of  which  his  father  Robert 
Norton  had  died  seised,  and  which  Robert  Norton  inherited  from  his 
father  John  Norton,  as  was  recorded  at  a  court  held  on  Friday,  in  the 
Feast  of  Saint  Edward  King  and  Confessor  (January  5th),  in  the  1st  year 
of  Elizabeth.     Vellum  :  one  skin  12x3i, 

624  (a)  (1565-6)  Saturday  before  the  Feast  of  the  Circumcision  of  the  Lord 
"  to  wit  the  1st  January,"  in  the  8th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Copy  of  Court 
Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  W^ylbye  records  that  at  a  court  held  on  the 
above  date,  John  Butcher  surrendered  into  the  hands  of  the  lord  various 
copyhold  lands  described,  which  the  lord  regranted  to  him  and  the  heirs 
of  his  body,  and  in  default  of  such  heirs  to  Hugh  Butcher  and  his 
heirs,  in  accordance  with  the  will  of  Richard  Butcher  father  of  the  above 
John  and  Hugh.  Place  Names :  a  tenement  called  Levedaies,  Wylbie 
Greene,  a  pightle  formerly  belonging  to  Thomas  Fysher,  Gybbs  Close, 
Smythfeldgappe,  Cloggslande,  a  pightle  called  Goosepightle,  John  Taylour's 
garden,  Kettleland,  Wylbye  Felde.  Personal  Names  :  Robert  Borrett, 
Wm  Longe,  steward.  Vellum  :  one  skin  10  x  6i.  Notes  :  see  numbers 
624  b,  c  and  d. 

393  (1565-6)    Monday  before  the   Feast  of  the   Conversion  of   Saint   Paul  ; 

"  to  wit  the  21st  January,"  in  the  8th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Admittance 
(Lat.)  extracted  by  William  Longe  steward  from  the  court  roll  of  the 
manor  of  Walsham  Hall  in  Mendham  (co  Suffolk),  at  a  Court  General 
held  on  the  above  date  ;  when  it  was  found  by  the  homage,  that  Robert 
Norton  a  copyholder  of  the  manor  died  after  the  last  court,  seised  of 
and  in  divers  copyhold  lands  and  tenements  of  the  said  manor  ;  and 
that  Gregory  Norton  was  his  eldest  son  and  next  heir,  according  to  the 
custom  of  that  manor  and  of  full  age  ;  to  wit,  twenty  and  one  years  and 
more,  at  the  date  of  that  court ;  which  same  Gregory  came  there 
in  full  court  in  his  proper  person  and  claimed  to  be  admitted  to  all  the 
said  copyhold  lands  and  tenements  of  that  manor,  which  had  descended 
to  him  by  right  of  inheritance,  through  and  after  the  death  of  the  said 
Robert  Norton  his  father,  according  to  the  custom  of  that  manor ;  to 
wit,  to  all  that  tenement  in  Metfield  called  Ossats  (or  Offats),  containing 
by  estimation  twelve  acres  of  copyhold  land,  meadow,  and  pasture  with 
all  the  appurtenances  ;  formerly  of  John  Norton  from  the  grant  of  the 
lord  ...  in  Court  General  there,  held  the  20th  October  in  the  25th 
year  of  Henry  VIII;  and  the  said  Gregory  was  admitted  by  the  rod, 
to  hold  to  him  and  his  heirs  at  the   will   of   the   lord,  according   to   the 


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custom  of  the  manor,  by  services  and  customs  owing ;  and  he  gave  to 
the  lord  a  fine  and  did  fealty.  Vellum:  one  skin  10X5i.  Notes: 
a  memorandum  at  the  foot  states  that  a  copy  of  the  original  remained  in 
the  custody  of  Anthony  Shardlowe  gentleman  and  Jo  Franckline. 

(1566)  October  28th,  in  the  8th  year  of  Elizabeth,     Deed  of  Covenant 

(Engl.)  between  Clement  Rookwood  of  Burham  co  Suffolk  gentleman, 
Philipp  his  wife  and  Thomas  Chambers  her  son  of  the  one  part 
and  Margery  Mylwarde  of  Eton  co  Derby  of  the  other  part  to 
create  a  marriage  settlement  on  the  marriage  of  Thomas  Chambers  with 
Edith  daughter  of  Margery  Mylwarde.  The  parties  of  the  first  part 
covenanted  to  convey  by  fine,  a  messuage  called  Whites  with  freehold 
land  lying  in  Mettfyld,  Mendham,  and  Wethersdall  co  Suffolk  then  let 
to  Thomas  Butler ;  another  messuage  called  Tesaunts,  with  freehold  land 
then  let  to  William  Hopwood  ;  and  a  messuage  called  Wormetts,  with 
freehold  land  then  let  to  William  Bacon  to  Thomas  Butler  and  William 
Hopwood,  who  by  the  same  fine  were  to  be  bound  to  convey  the  lands  to 
Clement  and  Philipp  Rookwood  and  to  pay  certain  annuities  to  Thomas 
Chambers  and  Edith  his  wife  under  certain  contingencies.  The  parties 
also  covenanted  to  surrender  the  copyhold  lands  then  let  with  the  freehold, 
to  the  same  uses.  Witnesses:  Christopher  Gawdye,  Nicholas  Worthe, 
and  William  Brook.  Vellum:  one  skin  23X12,  seal  bearing  a  rose. 
Notes  :  for  the  witnesses  see  number  585. 

1566  Monday  next  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Michael  the  Archangel 
(September  29th),  in  the  8th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Copy  of  Court  Roll 
(Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Metfelde  "'of  the  Manor  of  Jermy  "  records  that 
at  a  court  held  on  the  above  date,  Gregory  Norton  surrendered  to  the 
lord  all  his  copyhold  lands,  received  at  courts,  held  on  the  Tuesday  before 
Pentecost  and  the  Monday  next  after  Michaelmas  in  the  7th  year  of 
Elizabeth,  on  the  death  of  Robert  Norton ;  which  lands  were  then 
regranted  to  Gregory  Norton  and  Amphilia  his  wife  and  their  heirs. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  12X3.     Notes:  see  number  341. 

(1566)  Monday  next  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Michael  the  Archangel 
(September  29th),  in  the  8th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Copy  of  Court  Roll 
(Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Wethersdale  Jermye  records  that  at  a  "Court  with 
Leet"  held  there,  Gregory  Norton  surrendered  his  copyhold  lands  and 
tenements,  received  by  him  at  a  court  held  on  the  Tuesday  before  the  Feast 
of  Pentecost  in  the  7th  year  of  Elizabeth,  on  the  death  of  Robert  Norton 
his  father,  and  that  the  lord  regranted  them  to  Gregory  Norton  and 
Amphilia  his  wife  for  their  lives  and  the  life  of  the  survivor  of  them,  and 
to  their  heirs.     Vellum  :   one  skin  iH  x  2^. 


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833  1566-1599.      Copies    of    Court    Roll    (Lat.)   of   the   manor  of  Metfeld. 

(i)  1566  Monday  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Michael  (September  29th),  in 
the  8th  year  of  EUzabeth.  Forfeiture  of  the  copyhold  lands  of  Gregory 
Norton  in  the  manors  of  Metfeld  and  Wythersdale,  which  lands  he  had 
demised  to  William  Denny  without  permission. — (ii)  1593  October  11th. 
Admittance  of  Anthony  Shardlowe  gentleman  to  a  pightle  called  Trayle 
Morrell  in  Metfeld,  which  Edward  Moore  copyholder  had  acquired,  7th 
EUzabeth,  by  surrender  of  Wm  W'ynter,  and  which  he  had  surrendered 
to  the  uses  of  his  will  through  Stephen  Welton  in  the  presence  of  Geoffrey 
Fyske  and  Edward  Markaunt  copyholders. — (iii)  1598  October  12th. 
Surrender  by  Gregory  Norton  deceased,  on  May  2nd  1598,  through  Robert 
Skarlett  in  the  presence  of  Thomas  Skynner  and  William  Blobold  copy- 
holders, of  all  his  lands,  to  the  uses  of  his  will  recorded  in  court  by  the 
jury. — (iv)  1599  March  29th.  Admittance  of  Alice  Norton  relict  of 
Gregory  Norton  deceased  to  lands  and  tenements  in  accordance 
with  the  will  of  Gregory  Norton.  John  Hollond,  steward.  Paper : 
one  sheet  12x16^.  Notes:  there  is  a  memorandum  at  foot,  as 
follows,  "  I  did  according  to  your  request  peruse  the  rolls  of  a'^  13°  H  7 
wherein  I  find  that  John  or  Robt  Norton  surrendered  only  vi  acres  of 
land  called  Swordscroft  to  the  use  of  the  Surrenderer  for  life  w^h  a  Rem. 
in  tayle.     Uppon  Condycion  etc." 


308  (1566-7)  January  28th,   in  the  9th  year  of  Elizabeth.      Charter  (Lat.) 

confirming  a  grant  from  Thomas  Gawdye  of  Clapston  co  Norfolk  esquire 
and  William  Dennye  of  Langley,  to  the  use  of  Gregory  Norton  of 
Cratfeld,  of  lands  etc  in  Metfyld  and  Sancrofte  and  other  townships 
in  Suffolk  then  lately  acquired  from  Gregory  Norton  by  a  charter  dated 
22nd  June  1566,  with  a  power  of  attorney  to  Richard  Smythe  to  deliver 
seisin  to  the  above.  Witnesses  :  Richard  Newson,  William  Sudburi, 
Lawrens  Oclam  .  .  .  ?  Vellum:  one  skin  10^x7,  two  seals,  one 
may  be  armorial. 


329  (1566-7)   February   1st,  in  the  9th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Charter   (Lat.) 

confirming  a  grant  from  Gregory  Norton  of  Cratfyld  in  the  county  of 
Suffolk,  to  Richard  Smythe  of  Cratfyld  and  Simon  Smythe  yeomen, 
of  messuages,  lands,  and  tenements  in  Metfyld  and  elsewhere  in  Suffolk, 
then  lately  in  the  possession  of  his  father  Robert  Norton  deceased,  excepting 
his  lands  in  Sancrofte,  formerly  in  the  possession  of  Robert  Sellyng. 
Witnesses:  William  Denys,  William  Orforthe,  William  Sudbri,  John 
Smythe.  Vellum  :  one  skin  10  x  4,  seal  slightly  broken,  but  the  impression 
is  clear. 


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(1566-7)  February  3rd,  in  the  9th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Indenture  of 
Marriage  Settlement  (Engl.)  from  Richard  Smythe  of  Cratfild  co 
Sufifolk  and  Symon  Smythe  to  Gregory  Norton  of  Cratfild  and  Amphilla 
his  wife,  of  messuages,  lands  and  tenements  then  lately  belonging  to  Robert 
Norton  deceased,  with  remainder  to  their  heirs  or  the  heirs  of  Gregory, 
which  lands  were  conveyed  to  Richard  and  Symon  Smythe  by  deed  of 
the  1st  February  then  last.  No  alienation  was  to  be  made  without  the 
consent  of  Richard  and  Symon.  Witnesses  :  William  Denys,  William 
Orforth,  William  Sidbri,  John  Smythe.  Vellum  :  one  skin  9X7,  two 
small  seals  both  broken,  one  shows  part  of  the  letter  N,  and  the  other 
W  and  part  of  O. 

(1577)  within  fifteen  days  after  Easter  (April  7th),  in  the  19th  year  of 
Elizabeth.  Final  Concord  (Lat.)  between  Thomas  Buller  and  William 
Hopwood  plaintiffs  and  Clement  Rokewood  gentleman,  Philippa  his 
wife  and  Thomas  Chambers  deforciants,  whereby  the  latter  quitclaimed 
to  the  former  3  messuages  and  115  acres  in  Mettfyld,  Mendham  and 
Wethersdale  called  Whites,  Tesaunts  and  Wormetts,  on  condition  that 
Thomas  Buller  and  William  Hopwood  should  pay  to  Thomas  Chambers 
an  annual  rentcharge  upon  the  lands  of  ;^13  6s  8d  for  the  space  of  a 
week,  and  afterwards  to  Edith  Chambers  his  wife,  during  the  life-time 
of  Philippa;  and  after  the  death  of  Thomas  Chambers,  (and  also  on 
condition  that  Thomas  Buller  and  William  Hopwood  should  convey  the 
said  lands  to  Clement  and  Philippa),  for  the  term  of  her  life,  with  remainder 
to  Thomas  Chambers  and  Edith  his  wife  and  their  heirs.  Vellum  :  one 
skin   17X9i.      Notes:   see  number  623. 

(1577)  Saturday  June  1st,  in  the  19th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Copy  of  Court 

Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Walsham  Hall  in  Mendham  records  that  at  a 
court  held  on  the  Tuesday  after  the  Feast  of  the  Epiphany  5  Henry  VI, 
a  record  was  made  of  a  surrender  by  Edmund  Purse,  of  a  cottage  with 
curtilage  in  Metfeld,  to  the  use  of  Thomas  Norton  and  Alice  his  wife. 
As  these  premises  had  since  then  remained  in  the  hands  of  the  lords 
of  the  manor,  the  lords  at  this  court  granted  them  again  to  Gregory 
Norton,  son  and  heir  of  Robert  Norton  deceased  and  to  his  wife  Alice. 
William  Atwoodd,  steward.     Vellum  :  one  skin  10iX6. 

(1577)  October  14th,  Monday,  in  the  19th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Copy  of 
Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Wylbye  records  that  at  a  General 
Court  held  on  the  above  date  Robert  Borrett  and  Margaret  his  wife 
surrendered  to  the  use  of  John  Butcher,  a  piece  of  copyhold  land  in 
Ketlekoo  lying  on  the  south  of  Hallestrette,  acquired  by  surrender  from 
Robert  Calver,   and    by    him    from    the    estate   of   William    Calver   his 


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father  deceased,  at  a  court  held  Friday  September  26th,  2  and  3  Philip 
and  Alary  ;  also  at  the  same  court  (October  14th),  Robert  Calver  and 
Margaret  his  wife  quitclaimed  to  John  Butcher  the  above  piece  of  land, 
which  was  then  surrendered  by  John  Butcher  and  regranted  to  him  by 
the  lord  for  the  term  of  his  life  with  remainder  to  Hugh  Butcher  his 
nephew.  William  Atwood,  steward.  Vellum:  one  skin  12X8.  Notes: 
see  numbers  624  a,  c  and  d. 

447  (1581)    June    22nd,    in    the    23rd    year   of    Elizabeth.      Charter    (Lat.) 

confirming  a  grant,  in  part  performance  of  covenants  in  mdentures  of 
even  date,  from  Thomas  Parmenter  of  Lyncolns  Inne  co  Middlesex  son 
and  heir  of  William  Parmenter  of  Bromstead  co  Norfolk  gentleman  to 
Edmund  Reynolds  of  Eston  co  Suffolk  carpenter,  of  a  message  in  Eston 
then  in  the  occupation  of  John  More,  together  with  a  "  pittell  "  (pightle) 
and  a  piece  of  land  in  Eston,  in  the  field  called  Walnuttreffyld  (which  the 
grantor  had  then  lately  acquired  of  his  father  William  Parmenter),  in 
consideration  of  a  yearly  rent  of  Id,  signed  Thomas  Permenter  (sic). 
Witnesses :  Willm  Atwood,  Thomas  Stofer,  Wyllm  Smyth,  Robart 
Newman,  John  Warne,  John  More.  Notes :  the  description  of  the  land 
is  much  scored  and  corrected,  but  the  following  names  of  persons  and 
places  can  be  discerned ;  namely,  William  Smythe,  Humfrey  Broke 
gentleman,  William  Woodd  of  Parham,  Edmund  Clare,  William  Randes, 
the  common  of  Eston,  Letheringham  Hawle,  Wachecrofte,  Crospictell, 
Ketelbergh,  Wickham  Markyt.  Vellum:  one  skin  13X10,  seal  with 
four  quarterings. 

607  (1581)  June  22nd,  in  the  23rd  year  of  Elizabeth.    Charter  (Lat.)  confirm- 

ing a  grant  from  Thomas  Parmenter  of  "  Lyncolns  Inne  "  co  Middlesex 
gentleman,  eldest  son  and  heir  of  William  Parmenter  of  Bromstead 
CO  Norfolk  gentleman,  in  performance  of  covenants  specified  in  indentures 
of  even  date,  between  the  grantor  and  Edmund  Reynolds  of  Eston, 
CO  Suffolk  carpenter.  The  grantor  conveyed  to  the  latter  a  messuage  in 
Eston  in  the  occupation  of  John  More,  a  garden  croft  and  pightle  in  Eston 
adjacent  and  a  piece  of  land  lying  in  Walnuttrefylde.  The  messuage, 
garden,  croft,  pightle,  and  piece  of  land  are  described  as  lying,  severally, 
between  the  road  from  Eston  to  Letheringham  Hawle,  the  land  of 
William  Smyth,  the  pightle,  land  called  Watchecrofte  in  the  occupation 
of  Humphrey  Brook  gentleman,  "Canabar"(?)  the  land  of  William 
Woodd  of  Parham,  land  of  Edmund  Clare  called  "  Crospictell,"  the  road 
from  Eston  to  Ketelbergh,  the  land  of  William  Randes,  and  the  road  from 
Eston  to  Wickham  Markytt,  and  as  having  been  acquired  by  the 
grantor  from  his  father.  Witnesses  :  Edmund  Clare,  William  Smyth, 
William  Coacke.     Vellum:  one  skin  14x8,  seal  with  quarterings. 


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(1581-2)  March  21st,  in  the  24th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Bond  (Lat.  and 
Engl.)  from  Thomas  Parmynter  of  "  Lyncolns  Inne  "  co  Middlesex,  son 
and  heir  of  William  Parmynter  gentleman  and  Fraunces  his  wife,  to 
Edmund  Reynolds  of  Eston  co  Suffolk  carpenter  in  ;^80,  to  perform 
covenants  contained  in  two  indentures  of  the  20th  June  23  Elizabeth, 
dealing  with  the  sale  of  a  messuage  and  lands  in  Eston  in  the  occupation 
of  John  More.  Witnesses :  William  Atwoodd,  John  Warne,  Thomas 
Stofer,  Thomas  Permenter.  Vellum:  one  skin  12^x5i,  one  armorial 
seal  in  red  wax,  bears  four  quarterings. 

(1584)  within  fifteen  days  after  Easter  (April  19th),  in  the  26th  year  of 
Elizabeth.  Final  Concord  (Lat.)  between  John  Blobold  and  John 
Laurence  plaintiffs,  and  Clement  Rookewood  gentleman,  Joan  his 
wife  and  Thomas  Chambers  gentleman  deforciants  ;  whereby  the  latter 
quitclaimed  to  the  former  a  messuage,  garden,  6  acres  of  land,  20  acres 
of  meadow,  60  acres  of  pasture  and  4  acres  of  wood  in  Metfeilde,  in 
consideration  of  ^THO.     Vellum  :  one  skin  16X5. 

1584  the  last  day  of  June,  in  the  26th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Release  and 
Quit  Claim  (Lat.)  from  John  Blobold  of  Mendham  co  Suffolk  yeoman  to 
John  Lawrence  of  the  parish  of  Saint  James  in  Southelmeham  in  the  county 
aforesaid  yeoman,  of  a  tenement  or  messuage  called  Whytes  in  Metfild, 
then  in  the  occupation  of  a  certain  Francis  Pearcye,  with  appurtenances 
and  about  50  acres,  lying  between  the  lands  of  Richard  Ward  gentleman, 
Brian  Harper,  Richard  Freston  esquire,  the  land  of  John  Blobold 
formerly  belonging  to  John  Jermy  gentleman,  other  land  of  John  Blobold, 
then  lately  in  the  possession  of  Thomas  Mapled  deceased,  a  meadow  then 
in  the  possession  of  John  Blobold,  then  lately  in  that  of  Thomas  Mapled, 
and  a  lane  dividing  Southelmham  and  Metfild.  Witnesses  :  James 
Bowler,  William  Sandcrofte.  Vellum:  one  skin  13X10,  seal  badly 
broken. 

1584    July    10th,   in  the   26th   year  of  Elizabeth.     Deed  of  Feoffment 

(Lat.)  from  John  Lawrence  of  the  parish  of  Saint  James  in  Southelmeham 
CO  Suffolk  yeoman,  in  performance  of  covenants  specified  in  indentures 
between  the  feoffor  and  Richard  Aldows  of  Fresingfilde  and  Thomas 
Aldows  junior  yeoman,  dated  the  2nd  July  1584.  The  feoffor  conveyed  to 
Richard  and  Thomas  a  tenement  called  Whytes  with  appurtenances  in 
Metfeld  and  fifty  acres  of  land,  in  the  occupation  of  Francis  Pearcye,  lying 
between  lands  of  Richard  Ward  gentleman,  Brian  Harper,  Richard 
Freston  esquire,  John  Blobould  late  of  John  Jermy  gentleman,  John 
Blobould  late  of  Thomas  Mapled  deceased,  and  the  roads  between 
Southelmeham  and  Metfilde.  Witnesses  :  John  Blobolde,  James  Bowler, 
Frauncis  Pearcye,  William  Sandcrofte.     Vellum  :  one  skin  13X9. 


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369  1584  July  14th,  in  the  26th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Bond  (Lat.  and  Engl.) 

from  John  Lawrence  in  the  parish  of  Saint  James  in  Southelmham  co 
Suffolk  yeoman  to  Richard  Aldows  of  Fresinglild  in  the  same  county 
yeoman  and  Thomas  Aldows  junior  yeoman  in  £50,  to  perform  covenants 
contained  in  an  indenture  of  the  2nd  July  (1584),  dealing  with  the  sale  of 
a  tenement  called  Whites  in  Metfilde  co  Suffolk  with  50  acres  in  Metfild, 
then  in  the  occupation  of  Frauncis  Pearcye.  Witnesses:  Jafry  Fysk, 
William  Sandcrofte.  Vellum:  one  skin  14jx3i,  portion  of  a  seal  of 
red  wax. 

600  1586(-7)  January  15th,  m  the  29th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Charter  (Lat.) 

confirming  a  feoffment  by  Richard  Aldows  of  Fresingfilde  co  Suffolk 
yeoman,  to  his  brother  Thomas  Aldows  junior  of  Fresingfilde  yeoman 
and  Thomas  the  son  of  the  latter,  of  a  tenement  called  Whytes  with  50 
acres  and  appurtenances  in  Metfilde,  then  in  the  occupation  of  Alexander 
Bancroft,  which  lands  the  feoffor  acquired  jointly  with  the  feoffee,  by 
feoffment  from  John  Lawrence  bearing  date  the  10th  July  26  Elizabeth. 
The  price  paid  by  Thomas  Aldows  was  £255.  Witnesses :  William 
Sandcrofte,  John  Bancrofte,  and  Samuel  Bancroft  (sic).  Vellum  :  one 
skin  ll|x  11,  with  seal. 

615  1587    Thursday  September  7th,  in  the  29th  year  of  EUzabeth.      Copy  of 

Court  Roll  (Engl.)  of  the  manor  of  Wallesham  Hall  in  Mendham  records 
that  at  a  General  Court  held  on  the  above  date,  a  surrender  of  copyhold 
lands  made  the  5th  December  26  Elizabeth,  by  Gregory  Norton  and  Alice 
his  wife,  in  favour  of  Robert  Launce,  in  consideration  of  a  covenant 
between  the  parties,  was  annulled  on  payment  of  the  covenanted  sum, 
and  Gregory  and  Alice  were  readmitted  tenants,  whereupon  they  executed 
another  surrender  in  favour  of  William  Gooche,  such  surrender  to  be  void 
on  condition  that  ^75  was  repaid  to  William  Gooche  by  a  certain  date. 
William  Atwoodd,  steward.     Vellum:  one  skin  17X6. 

411  (iv)  1588  Monday  in  the  Feast  of  Pentecost  "  to  wit  the  27th  May,"  in  the 
30th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of 
Horham  Shermans  records  that  at  a  Court  General  with  Leet  held 
on  the  above  date,  Edmond  Midday  was  admitted  tenant  of  two  acres  of 
copyhold  land  called  Isbells  Pictell  in  Horham,  lying  between  the  lands  in 
the  tenure  of  William  Clubbe  and  the  road  leading  from  Horham  to 
Hoxne,  and  abutting  on  freehold  land  of  John  Girlinge  called  Doves  and 
lands  of  Horham  Halle  in  the  tenure  of  William  Butteram,  as  the  son 
and  heir  of  Thomas  Middaye  deceased,  who  acquired  the  above  copyhold 
by  grant  of  the  lord,  Tuesday  in  the  4th  week  of  Lent  2  Elizabeth. 
Vellum  ;  one  skin  14X5. 


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1589  Monday  April  21st,  in  the  31st  year  of  Elizabeth.     Copy  of  Court 

Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Wylbye  records  that  at  a  General  Court  held 
on  the  above  date,  the  homage  presented  the  death  of  John  Butcher 
copyholder,  who  had  previously  surrendered  his  copyhold  land  to  the  uses 
of  his  will,  by  the  hands  of  William  Mayhew,  in  the  presence  of  Richard 
Freston  and  John  Calver  copyholders.  The  will,  dated  the  15th  July  1585, 
produced  in  court  by  the  widow  Katherine  Butcher,  was  to  the  effect  that 
the  copyhold  lands  of  the  above  John  Butcher  should  devolve  on  the 
widow  for  the  term  of  her  life  or  until  her  remarriage,  with  remainder  to 
Thomas  Butcher  his  nephew.  The  lands  are  described  as  in  number 
624  (a).  Afterwards  Thomas  Grynling  and  Alice  his  wife,  only  daughter 
of  the  late  John  Butcher,  released  and  quitclaimed  to  Thomas  Butcher 
any  interest  they  might  have  in  the  above.  Vellum  :  one  skin  12i  X  14. 
Notes :   see  numbers  624  a,  b  and  c. 

(1589)  Thursday  August  21st,  in  the  31st  year  of  Elizabeth.  Copy  of 
Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Wylbye  records  that  at  a  General 
Court  held  on  the  above  date,  Hugh  Butcher  surrendered  a  piece  of  copy- 
hold land  called  Kettleco,  to  the  use  of  Katherine  Butcher  widow,  for  the 
term  of  her  life,  with  remainder  to  Thomas  Butcher  his  brother ;  which 
land  he  had  acquired  on  the  death  of  his  uncle  John,  at  a  court  held  the 
21st  April  31  Elizabeth.  William  Atwood,  steward.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
9x5,     Notes  :  see  numbers  624  a,  b  and  c. 

(1592)  Monday  September  1 1th,  in  the  34th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Copy  of 
Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Wallesham  Halle  in  Mendhame 
records  that  at  a  General  Court  held  on  the  above  date,  Gregory  Norton  and 
Alice  his  wife  were  readmitted  tenants  of  certain  copyhold  lands  (Ossetts), 
of  the  manor  which  had  been  surrendered,  Thursday  the  7th  September 
29  Elizabeth,  to  the  use  of  William  Gooche  on  certain  conditions. 
Thereupon  Gregory  and  Alice  Norton  made  a  conditional  surrender  of 
these  copyhold  lands  to  the  use  of  Bartholomew  Stiles  and  "jeames" 
Stiles  the  sons  of  Bartholomew  Stiles  clerk,  for  twenty-one  or  a  less  term 
of  years,  to  give  them  surety  in  their  enjoyment  of  a  lease  for  eight  years 
of  a  "  byerne  and  stable  and  byerne  yard  "  in  Metfeild  then  late  in  the 
tenure  of  "  Jeames  "  Hatton,  by  grant  of  Gregory  Norton.  William 
Atwodd,  steward.     Vellum  :  one  skin  17  X  17.     Notes  :  see  number  609. 

(1594-5)  January  10th,  in  the  37th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Thomas  Aldows 
and  Thomas  Aldows  to  Richard  Aldows  and  William  Fiske.  Vellum  : 
one  skin  16  X  8i,  two  seals.  Notes  :  this  is  a  counterpart  of  number  599 
below. 


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599  (1594-5)    January  12th,  in  the  37th  year  of   EHzabeth.      Indenture  of 

Feoffment  (Lat.)  creating  a  settlement,  from  Thomas  Aldows  of  Fressmg- 
filde  CO  Suffolk  yeoman,  and  Thomas  Aldows  his  son,  to  Richard  Aldows 
of  Fresingfilde  yeoman,  and  William  Fiske  of  Cratfeld  yeoman.  The 
feoffors  conveyed  to  the  feoffees  one  moiety  of  a  messuage,  with  fifty  acres 
called  "Whites  "  in  Metfilde,  then  in  the  occupation  of  Thomas  Aldows 
junior,  to  the  use  of  Thomas  Aldows  junior  and  his  wife  and  their  heirs ; 
and  the  second  moiety  to  the  sole  use  of  Thomas  Aldows  junior  and  his 
heirs.  Witnesses  :  William  Sandcrofte  and  WiUiame  Fyske.  Vellum  : 
one  skin  17X9i,  two  seals. 

832  (1598)  Thursday  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Faith  Virgin  (October  12th),  in 

the  40th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of 
Wythersdale  then  Jermy  records  that  at  a  General  Court  Baron  of  Francis 
Jermy  esquire  held  on  the  above  date,  Anne  Fyssher  and  her  husband 
William  Fyssher  were  admitted  tenants  to  half  an  acre  of  land  of  the  copy- 
hold tenement  Tacketts  in  Wythersdale,  lying  between  lands  of  the  manor 
of  Wallshamhall  and  of  the  late  John  Gyle  and  abutting  on  FuDchers 
Way,  half  an  acre  of  copyhold  land  with  a  house  in  Wythersdale,  lying 
between  lands  of  the  Earl  of  Oxford,  a  tenement  called  Fullchers, 
fourteen  and  a  half  acres  of  copyhold  land,  and  a  piece  of  land  of  a  rod  lying 
in  Wythersdale  between  lands  of  the  prior  of  Mendham  and  the  manor  of 
Wallsham  Hall,  and  abutting  on  Fullchers  Way  and  on  land  of  the  said 
(sic)  John.  These  lands  Anne  Fyssher  received  as  daughter  and  heiress 
of  Gregory  Norton  and  Amphilia  his  wife  both  deceased,  Gregory  Norton 
having  obtained  them  at  courts  held  on  Tuesday  before  the  Feast  of 
Pentecost  7  Elizabeth  and  on  Monday  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Michael 
8  Elizabeth,  as  son  and  heir  of  Robert  Norton  deceased.  John  Holland, 
steward.     Vellum  :  one  skin  1 1  x  20. 

397  (i)  (1599)  Thursday  in  Easter  week  "  to  wit  the  12th  April,"  in  the  41st  year 
of  Elizabeth.  Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Mendham 
Priory  records  that  at  a  General  Court  with  View  of  Frank  Pledge,  of 
Thomas  Lawrans  gentleman,  held  on  the  above  date,  John  Norton  was 
admitted  copyhold  tenant,  of  half  an  acre  of  the  tenement  Wurliches  lying 
between  Lyntes  Lane,  and  land  late  of  John  Norton,  and  abutting  on 
Fulchers  Lane,  surrendered  by  Gregory  Norton  for  the  purposes  of  his 
will,  the  18th  October  1598,  through  Robert  Skarlett  copyholder,  in  the 
presence  of  William  Gooche  and  William  Blobold  customary  tenants,  and 
formerly  acquired  by  Gregory  from  the  lord  in  1569.  W.  Stokes,  steward. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  14  X  3j.  Notes  :  compare  numbers  395  and  397  (ii) 
and  (iii). 


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(1600)  August  4th,  in  the  42nd  year  of  Elizabeth.  Deed  of  Covenant 
(Engl.)  between  William  Fisher  of  Bures  St  Mary  co  Suffolk  yeoman 
and  Anne  his  wife  of  the  1st  part,  Alice  Norton  of  Mettfeilde  co  Suffolk 
widow  and  John  her  son  of  the  2nd  part,  and  Sir  William  Waldegrave  the 
younger  of  Wethermountford  co  Essex  knight  and  Clypsbye  Gawdye  of 
Gawdye  Hall  co  Norfolk  esquire,  to  carry  out  an  award  and  settle  all 
disputes  (between  the  parties)  as  to  certain  lands  in  Mettfeild  co  Suffolk. 
The  recitals  and  covenants  are  lengthy  and  contain  many  names  of 
persons  and  places  in  Suffolk  and  the  adjoining  counties.  Witnesses  : 
John  Hollond,  John  Gwbbes,  Willyam  Bell,  John  Fyssher,  Thom  Walde- 
grave, William  Hinton,  Henry  Shelly,  John  Sutton,  William  Blobold, 
James  Stiles.     Vellum  :  one  skin  22  x  20,  three  seals,  one  missing. 

(1601)  Thursday  in  Easter  week  "to  wit  the  16th  April,"  in  the  43rd  year 
of  Elizabeth.  Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Wythersdale 
then  Jermy  records  that  at  a  View  of  Frank  Pledge  and  General  Court 
Baron  of  Francis  Jermy  esquire,  it  was  presented  by  the  homage  that 
William  Fysher,  Anne  his  wife  and  John  Norton  had  leased  to 
William  Blobold  and  James  Styles  certain  copyhold  lands  (described  in 
number  603)  by  an  indenture  of  the  13th  April  43  Elizabeth,  without  the 
lord's  licence ;  whereupon  William  Browne  the  bailiff  with  William 
Blobold,  Robert  Skarlett,  William  Spink  and  Thomas  Botwright  copy- 
holders, were  bidden  to  reseise  these  lands  to  the  lord,  and  they  made 
formal  seisin  of  a  tenement  near  Metfeld  Church  Grene,  in  the  occupation 
of  Mary  Watson  widow,  and  let  to  her  by  William  Hey  ward  tenant  of 
William  Fysher,  in  lieu  of  the  rest  of  the  copyhold  lands,  which  were 
subsequently  regranted  to  William  Fyssher.  At  the  same  court  John 
Norton  released  and  quitclaimed  his  right  to  the  lands.  It  is  noted  that 
Anne  Fysher,  one  of  the  daughters  of  Richard  Smith  and  only  daughter  (sic) 
and  heiress  of  Gregory  Norton  and  Amphilia  his  wife,  was  admitted 
tenant  of  these  lands,  after  the  death  of  Gregory  Norton,  the  12th  October 
40  Elizabeth.     Vellum  :  one  skin  16X27. 

(1601)  Thursday  in  Easter  week,  "  to  wit  the  16th  April,"  in  the  43rd 
year  of  Elizabeth.  Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Metfelde 
then  Jermy  records  that  at  a  General  Court  Baron  of  Francis  Jermy 
esquire  held  on  the  above  date,  William  Fysher  and  Anne  his  wife 
released  and  quitclaimed  nine  acres  of  copyhold  land  in  Metfeld  in  the 
Northehawghfeld,  lying  between  lands  of  John  Whyte,  John  Orlowe, 
William  Peck,  and  Peckards  Brooke,  also  a  close  called  Peckards,  then 
late  in  the  tenure  of  Thomas  Maplehed,  which  lands  they  received  in  right 
of  Anne  Fysher  daughter  and  heiress  of  Gregory  Norton  and  Amphilia 


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his  wife,  at  a  court  held  the  12th  October  40  Elizabeth,  to  the  use  of  John 
Norton  son  and  heir  of  Gregory  Norton,  who  was  admitted  tenant.  John 
Hollond,  steward.     Vellum:  one  skin  17  x  12. 

588  (1601)  April  16th,  in  the  43rd  year  of  Elizabeth.      Copy  of  Court  Roll 

(Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  IMetfeld  then  Jermy.  A  similar  document  to  number 
602,  except  that  the  land  here  in  question  lay  in  Metfelde.  The  steward 
made  formal  seisin  of  a  close  in  the  occupation  of  James  Styles,  in  lieu  of  the 
rest.  The  lands  were  regranted  to  William  and  Anne  Fisher,  and  con- 
sisted of  a  piece  of  land  of  the  tenement  Swordescrofte,  another  piece  in 
Northehaughfeld,  lying  between  lands  of  John  Whyte,  John  Orlowe, 
William  Peck,  and  Peckards  Brook,  and  of  a  close  called  Peckards  in 
Metfeld  then  in  the  tenure  of  Thomas  INIaplehed.  John  Hollond,  steward. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  16ix  19.     Notes:  see  numbers  602  and  594. 

613  (1601)  Thursday  in  Easter  week,  "  to  wit  the  16th  April,"  in  the  43rd 

year  of  Elizabeth.  Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Metfeld 
then  Jermy  records  that  at  a  General  Court  Baron  of  Francis  Jermy  esquire, 
held  on  the  above  date,  John  Norton  released  and  quitclaimed  six  acres  of 
copyhold  land  called  Swerdescrofte  to  William  Fyssher.  John  Hollond, 
steward.     Vellum:  one  skin  17x9. 

609  (1601)  Saturday   in   Easter   week   the    18th   April,   in   the   43rd   year   of 

Elizabeth,  Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Wallshani  Hall 
in  Mendham  records  that  at  a  Court  Baron  of  Anthony  Wingefelde 
knight  held  on  the  above  date,  John  Norton  son  and  heir  of  Gregory 
Norton  deceased  was  admitted  tenant  of  a  copyhold  messuage  then 
decayed  called  Ossootes  (?  Offootes)  with  lands,  which  had  been  sur- 
rendered the  27th  November  43  Elizabeth  (sic)  by  Gregory  Norton  by 
the  hands  of  William  Blobold  in  the  presence  of  William  Gooche,  to  the 
uses  of  his  will,  which  John  Norton  junior  produced  in  court,  and  which 
was  dated  the  2nd  May  1598.  This  property  had  previously  been  sur- 
rendered to  the  use  of  James  Styles  for  a  term  of  years,  the  1 1th  September 
34  Elizabeth.  At  the  same  court  John  Norton  surrendered  it  to  the  use  of 
William  Fyssher  of  Bures  and  Anne  his  wife.  John  Hollond,  steward. 
Vellum:  one  skin  15*x24.     Notes:  see  number  610. 

397  (ii)  (1602)  Monday  April  19th,  in  the  44th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Copy  of 
Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Mendham  Priory  records  that  at  a 
General  Court  with  View  of  Frank  Pledge  held  on  the  above  date, 
William  Fysher  and  his  wife  Anne  were  admitted  tenants  of  half  an  acre 
of   the  tenement  Worliches,  surrendered  the  8th  October  1601  to  their 


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use  by  John  Norton,  who  had  been  admitted  the  12th  April  1599,  on  the 
death  of  his  father  Gregory  Norton.  Robert  Purdye,  steward.  Notes : 
compare  numbers  395,  397  (i)  and  (iii).     Vellum  :  one  skin  11X4. 

582  (1602)  May  1st,  in  the  44th  year  of  Elizabeth.      Indenture  of  Covenant 

(Engl.)  stating  the  uses  of  a  fine,  between  William  Fissher  of  Bures 
Saint  Mary  co  Suffolk  yeoman,  Anne  his  wife,  and  John  Norton  of  Met- 
feild  yeoman  of  the  one  part,  and  William  Beriffe  of  "  Lincolnes  Inne  " 
gentleman  of  the  other  part.  The  parties  of  the  first  part  agreed  to  convey 
to  the  parties  of  the  second  part,  by  fine,  a  freehold  messuage,  garden  and 
36  acres  in  Metfeild  and  Wythersdall  to  the  sole  use  of  William  Fisher 
and  his  heirs.  Witnesses  :  John  Waldegrave,  William  Rise,  John  Roice, 
Thomas  Cauldwell  (?),  Andrew  Nunny,  John  Norton,  Richard  Welton, 
William  Pircke,  Gregory  Smythe,  Andrew  Newson.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
12  X  10,  three  seals,  non-armorial. 

621  (1602)   June  6th,   in  the  44th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Release  (Lat.)   from 

Alice  Norton  of  Metfeld  co  Suffolk,  widow  of  Gregory  Norton  of  Metfeld, 
(in  pursuance  of  an  award  made  by  William  Wallgrave  knight  and 
Clipseby  Gawdye  esquire,  between  herself  and  William  Fysher  of  Buers 
gentleman,  whereby  the  latter  withdrew  a  plea  of  debt  with  imprisonment 
against  her)  to  William  Fysher  and  Anne  his  wife,  of  certain  freehold 
messuages  lands  and  tenements  in  Metfelde,  \\'ythersdale,  Mendham 
and  neighbouring  places.  Witnesses  :  John  Hollond,  Willyam  .  .  .  , 
John  Norton,  John  Fysher,  Ales  Norton.  Notes  :  this  document  is  dated 
1601,  but  according  to  the  regnal  year  the  date  should  be  1602.  Vellum ; 
one  skin  20  x  8,  seal. 

597  (1602)    Tuesday    after    the    Feast   of   Saint    Faith    Virgin   "  to  wit    the 

12th  October,"  in  the  44th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.) 
of  the  manor  of  Metfelde  records  that  at  a  court  held  on  the  above  date, 
William  Fysher  and  Anne  his  wife  surrendered  a  moiety  of  a  copyhold 
tenement  called  Swordscrofte  in  Metfeld,  granted  to  him  by  the  lord,  the 
16th  April  43  Elisabeth.  John  Smyth  was  admitted  tenant.  John 
Hollond,  steward.     Vellum:  one  skin  13X10. 

593  (1602)  Tuesday  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Faith  Virgin  "to  wit  the  12th 

October,"  in  the  44th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.) 
of  the  manor  of  Metfelde  Jermys  records  that  at  a  General  Court  Baron 
held  on  the  above  date,  William  Fysher  and  Anne  his  wife  released  and 
quitclaimed,  a  moiety  of  a  piece  of  copyhold  land  and  pasture  called 
Swordescrofte  lying  in  Metfeld,  which  he  had  acquired  by  grant  of  the 
lord  at  a  court  held  the  16th  April  1601,  to  the  use  of  William  Blobold, 


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who  was  admitted  tenant.  The  homage  presented  that  William  Fysher 
and  Anne  his  wife  had  previously  sold  all  their  copyhold  lands  in  Metfelde 
to  William  Blobold  and  John  Smyth  of  Cratfeld.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
13ixlli 

377  (1602)  Tuesday  next  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Faith  \'irgin,  "  to  wit  the 

12th  October,"  in  the  44th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.) 
of  the  manor  of  Walsham  Hall  in  Mendham  records  that  at  a  General 
Court  Baron  of  Anthony  Wingefeld  knight  and  lord  of  the  manor,  the 
homage  presented  that  William  Fysher  copyholder  sold  to  William  Blobold 
and  John  Smythe  of  Cratfeld,  all  his  copyhold  lands,  and  that  William 
Fysher  and  Anne  his  wife  surrendered  half  a  messuage  then  waste 
(devastati)  called  Ossetes  (?  Offetes),  in  Metfeld,  which  they  acquired  by 
the  surrender  of  John  Norton  at  a  court  held  on  Saturday  the  week  after 
Easter  "to  wit  the  18th  April"  43  Elizabeth,  for  the  use  of  William 
Blobold  who  was  admitted  tenant.  He  paid  a  fine  of  4s  4d.  John 
Hollond,  steward.     Vellum  :  one  skin  12  X  12. 

603  (1602)  Tuesday  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Faith  Virgin  "to  wit  the  12th 

October  "  in  the  44th  year  of  Elizabeth.  Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of 
the  manor  of  Wythersdale  then  Jermy  records  that  at  a  General  Court 
Baron  of  Francis  Jermy  esquire,  W'illiam  Fysher  and  Anne  his  wife 
surrendered  to  the  use  of  John  Smith  of  Cratfeld  the  moiety  of  half  an 
acre  called  Tacketts  in  Wythersdale,  lying  between  lands  of  Walsham 
Hall  and  of  John  Gyle  and  Fulchers  Way ;  also  a  moiety  of  a  plot  in 
Wythersdale  with  a  house ;  another  moiety  of  a  tenement  called  Fulchers 
and  fourteen  acres  of  copyhold  lying  between  lands  of  the  Earl  of  Oxford ; 
and  also  a  moiety  of  a  piece  of  land  in  Wythersdale  lying  between  lands 
of  the  prior  of  Mendham,  Wallsham  Hall,  Fulcher's  Way  and  John 
Norton's  land,  all  of  which  William  Fysher  acquired  by  surrender  of  John 
Norton,  Thursday  the  16th  April  43  Elizabeth.     Vellum  :   12x11. 

397  (iii)  (1604)  Thursday  in  Easter  week  "  to  wit  the  12th  April,"  in  the  second 
year  of  James  I.  Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of  Mendham  Priory  records 
that  at  a  General  Court  with  View  of  Frank  Pledge  of  the  manor  of  Mend- 
ham Priory,  held  on  the  above  date,  William  Blobold  and  John  Smith  were 
admitted  tenants  of  half  an  acre  of  the  tenement  Wurliches  surrendered 
by  William  Fisher  the  21st  October  1603,  through  Bartholomew  Styles 
clerk,  in  the  presence  of  William  Gooche,  both  copyholders,  and  acquired 
by  William  Fisher  and  Anne  his  wife  by  surrender  of  John  Norton  the 
19th  April  1602.  Notes:  compare  numbers  395,  397  (i)  and  (ii). 
Vellum  :   one  skin  11x4. 


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(1604-5)  January  29th,  in  the  2nd  year  of  James  I.  Grant  (Lat.)  from 
Anthony  Shardlowe  of  PirUston  alias  BiUingford  co  Norfolk  gentleman 
to  William  Welton  of  Metfield  co  Suffolk  yeoman,  of  a  piece  of  pasture 
formerly  in  the  occupation  of  Robert  Keepers,  lying  between  the  lands  of 
John  Spynke,  Fulchers  Pasture,  the  pasture  of  William  Benacle  and  the 
land  of  John  Teysard ;  which  pasture  Anthony  Shardlowe  received  by 
charter  and  feoffment  from  John  Spink  and  William  Duke  husbandmen, 
dated  the  21st  November  36  Elizabeth.  Power  of  attorney  granted  to 
Richard  Welton  of  Metfield  yeoman  to  give  seisin  to  the  above  William. 
Witnesses :  John  Shardlowe,  John  Jerold,  Richard  Grymeston,  John 
Edwardes,  Stephen  Lillye,  Robert  Newman.  Vellum  :  one  skin  12X7|, 
seal  missing. 


(1605)  Thursday  in  Easter  week  (April  4th),  in  the  3rd  year  of  James  I. 
Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Mendham  Kingshall  and 
Mendham  Priory  records  that  at  a  General  Court  with  View  of  Frank- 
pledge, John  Smyth  of  Norwood  Grene  in  Cratfield  surrendered  part  of  a 
half  acre  of  the  tenement  of  Wonliches,  lying  between  Lynteslane  and 
the  lands  of  John  Norton  and  abutting  on  Fulcherslane,  to  the  use  of 
William  Blobold,  this  half  acre  having  been  acquired  by  John  Smyth  and 
William  Blobold  the  10th  April  1504,  by  surrender  of  William  Fisher. 
Robert  Purdye,  steward.     Vellum  :  one  skin  8X3. 


1605  May   10th,  in  the  3rd  year  of  James  I.     Release  and  Quit  Claim 

(Lat.)  by  John  Smithe  of  Norwood  Grene  in  Cratfeild  yeoman  to  William 
Blobold  of  Mendham  yeoman,  of  all  his  lands  and  tenements  in  Mettfeild 
and  Wethersdale,  then  late  in  the  tenure  of  William  Fisher  and  formerly  of 
Gregory  Norton,  and  acquired  by  sale  from  William  Fisher,  as  witnessed 
by  an  indenture  of  the  10th  October  44  Elizabeth.  Witnesses:  Richard 
Welby,  William  Sandcrofte,  Robert  Kechin,  John  Smyth.  Vellum  :  one 
skin,  seal  missing.     Notes  :  see  number  403. 

(1605)  Tuesday  after  the  Feast  of  All  Saints  "  to  wit  the  5th  November," 
in  the  3rd  year  of  James  I.  Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of 
Wythersdale  then  Jermys  records  that  at  a  General  Court  Baron  with 
View  of  Frankpledge  of  Francis  Jerniy  esquire,  John  Smythe  of  Cratfeld 
and  Margery  his  wife  surrendered  a  moiety  of  certain  copyhold  lands 
(described  in  number  603),  acquired  by  surrender  of  William  Fyssher  and 
Anne  his  wife  on  the  12th  October  44  Elizabeth,  to  the  use  of  William 
Blobold,  who  was  admitted  tenant.  John  Hollond  steward.  Vellum  : 
one  skin  14x  11. 


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349  (1605)    Tuesday  next  after   the    Feast   of   All    Saints    "  to  wit   the   5th 

November,"  in  the  3rd  year  of  James  I.  Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of 
the  manor  of  Metfelde  then  Jermy  records  that  at  a  General  Court 
Baron  of  Francis  Jermy  esquire  lord  of  the  manor,  held  on  the  above 
date,  John  Smythe  of  Cratfeld  and  Margery  his  wife  surrendered  half  a 
piece  of  copyhold  land  and  pasture  in  Westfeld,  of  the  tenement  of 
Swordescroft  held  at  a  yearly  rent,  which  John  Smythe  received  from  the 
surrender  of  William  Fyssher  and  Anne  his  wife,  at  a  court  held  the 
Tuesday  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Faith  the  Virgin,  "to  wit  the  12th 
October  "  44  Elizabeth,  to  the  use  of  William  Blobold.  John  Holland, 
steward.     Vellum:  one  skin  12x7. 

411  (v)  1607  May  26th,  in  the  5th  year  of  James  I.  Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.) 
of  the  manor  of  Horham  Shermans  late  Jernegans  records  that  at  a 
General  Court  with  Leet  of  the  King,  held  on  the  above  date,  the  homage 
presented  the  death  of  Edmund  Middaye,  who  had  surrendered  his  copy- 
hold lands  to  the  use  of  his  will,  by  the  hand  of  Gurdon  Hayle  and  in  the 
presence  of  William  Mullyner  and  James  Beaumont  copyholders.  Henry 
Sterlinge,  steward.     Vellum  :  one  skin  14x5. 

411  (vi)  (1607)  Monday  June  29th,  in  the  5th  year  of  James  I.  Copy  of  Court 
Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Horham  Shermans,  late  Jernegans  records 
that  at  a  court  held  on  the  above  date  John  Mydday  was  admitted  tenant 
of  two  acres  called  I  shells  Pightell,  lying  in  Horham,  between  the  lands 
then  late  in  the  tenure  of  William  Clubb  and  the  road  from  Horham  to 
Hoxne,  and  abutting  on  the  freehold  land  then  late  of  John  Gyrlenge  called 
Does,  and  land  of  the  manor  of  Horham  then  late  in  the  tenure  of  William 
Butteram,  then  of  John  Clubb;  as  the  elder  brother  and  heir  of  Edmund 
Mydday  deceased,  who  was  admitted  tenant  on  the  death  of  his  father 
at  a  court  held  the  27th  May  30  Elizabeth.  Afterwards  while  the  court 
was  still  sitting  John  Midday  surrendered  the  above  copyhold  to  the  use  of 
John  Sherman,  lord  of  the  manor.     Vellum  :  one  skin  14  x  5. 

411  (vii)  (1608-9)  Monday  the  20th  January,  in  the  6th  year  of  James  L  Copy  of 
Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Horham  Shermans  late  Jernegans, 
records  that  at  a  court  held  on  the  above  date,  the  lord  granted  to  John 
Grey  gentleman,  two  acres  of  copyhold  land  called  Isbell's  Pightell 
(described  as  in  number  411,  vi),  acquired  by  John  Sherman,  the  29th 
June  1607.     Laurence  Lomax,  steward.     Vellum  :  one  skin  14X5. 

797  (1608-9)   March  15th,  in  the  6th  year  of  James  L     Deed  of  Feoffment 

(Lat.)  from  John  Sherman  of  Horham  co  Suffolk  gentleman  to  Henry 
Greye  of  Eye  gentleman,  of  a  curtilage  or  garden  acquired  by  the  feoffor 


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from  John  Middaye,  lying  in  Horham  between  the  highway  leading  from 
the  church  of  Horham  to  Eye,  a  house  called  Isbells  and  land  of  John 
Gyrlinge  called  Does  Orchard.  Witnesses :  John  Girling  (sic),  John 
Cobbett,  Robert  Wythe.  Vellum:  one  skin  ISi X6,  fragment  of  a  non- 
armorial  seal. 

810  1609  May  2nd,  in  the  7th  year  of  James  I.     Contemporary  copy  of  a 

Deed  of  Feoffment  (Lat.)  from  Fr  Jermy  of  B  esquire  and  Tho  Jermy 
knight  his  son  and  heir  to  William  Newson  of  Cratfield  co  Suffolk 
yeoman  and  Samuel  Newson  of  the  same,  of  lands  and  tenements  in 
Laxfield  called  Coupers,  Dawbers  and  Malbys  Yardes,  and  of  other  lands 
and  tenements  in  Laxfield  late  of  John  Dallinge  and  Nicholas  Dallinge, 
all  of  which  lands  John  Jermy  of  Ipswich  (?)  esquire,  by  a  charter  dated 
the  30th  September  19  Elizabeth,  set  apart  for  certain  uses.  Power  of 
attorney  to  Edmund  Jesopp  and  W.  Hayward  to  deliver  seisin.  Wit- 
nesses :  Aslak  Lany,  Fr  Hyegate,  Wm  Hayward,  Gregory  Rous, 
William  Sandcroft.     Paper  :  one  sheet  8X6. 

444  1612  April  5th,  in  the   10th  year  of  James  I.     Indenture  of   Bargain 

and  Sale  (Engl.)  by  Henry  Grey  of  Eye  co  Suffolk  gentleman  to  James 
Lawrence  of  Horham  of  the  same  county  gentleman,  in  consideration  of 
£50,  of  a  freehold  curtilage  or  parcel  of  an  orchard,  then  late  in  the  tenure 
of  John  Middaye,  containing  half  a  rood  and  lying  in  Horham  between 
the  highway  leading  from  Horham  Church  to  Eye  and  the  tenement 
Isbells  ;  and  abutting  on  the  lands  of  John  Girlinge  called  Does  Orchard, 
and  on  Isbells ;  also  of  two  acres  of  copyhold  land  called  Isbells  Pightell 
held  of  the  manor  of  Horham  Jernegans  and  then  late  in  the  tenure  of 
Sherman,  and  at  that  time  of  Sir  Edward  Coke  knight  Lord  Chief  Justice 
of  the  Court  of  Pleas  and  lord  of  the  manor,  lying  between  lands  of  the 
manor  in  the  tenure  of  John  Clubbe  and  the  highway  mentioned  ;  and 
abutting  on  Does  and  lands  of  John  Clubbe  and  the  freehold  land  above 
mentioned ;  with  warranty  against  Henry  Grey,  Marie  his  wife,  John 
Sherman  gentleman,  Anne  his  wife,  and  the  heirs  of  Thomas  Myddaye 
deceased,  brother  to  Edmund  and  John  Myddaye,  formerly  owners  of 
the  lands  specified,  and  all  others.  Witnesses  :  Edward  Borrett,  William 
Mullenner,  Jherom  Biggs,  John  Fuller.  Vellum:  one  skin  16X8,  frag- 
ment of  seal. 

776  1612  April  9th,  in  the  10th  year  of  James  I.     Deed  of  Feoffment  (Lat.) 

from  Henry  Grey  of  Eye  co  Suffolk  gentleman  to  James  Lawrence  of 
Horham  gentleman,  of  a  curtilage  or  garden  then  late  in  the  tenure  of 
John  Myddaye,  situate  in  Horham  between  the  highway  leading  from 
the  church  of  Horham  to  Eye,  a  tenement  called  Isbells,  and  land  then 


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late  of  John  Gyrlynge  called  Does  Orchard  ;  which  curtilage  was  acquired 
from  John  Sherman  gentleman,  as  witnessed  by  a  charter  of  the  15th 
March  6  James  I.  Witnesses:  Edward  Borratt,  Jherom  Biggs,  William 
.  .  .  (?),  John  Fuller. 

790  (1612)   Feast  of  Saint  Augustine  "  to  wit  the  26th  May,"  in  the  10th  year 

of  James  I.  Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Horham 
Jemegans  records  that  at  a  General  Court  Leet  held  on  the  above  date 
the  homage  presented  that  Henry  Graye  of  Eye  co  Suffolk  gentleman  and 
copyhold  tenant  of  the  manor,  on  the  10th  April  then  last,  surrendered  by 
the  hand  of  Edward  Borrett  copyholder,  and  in  the  presence  of  William 
Mullinder  and  Guy  Hayle  copyholders,  two  acres  of  land  called  Isbells 
Pightle  situate  in  Horrham  (sic),  between  land  in  the  tenure  of  William 
Clubb,  the  road  leading  from  Horrham  to  Hoxne,  freehold  land  of  John 
Girling  called  Dooes,  and  land  then  lately  in  the  tenure  of  W^illiam 
Butterame  then  of  John  Clubb,  which  land  Henry  Grey  (sic)  received  from 
the  lord,  the  30th  January  6  James  I,  to  the  use  of  James  Lawrence 
gentleman  who  was  admitted  tenant.  John  Godfrey,  steward.  Vellum  : 
one  skin   lUx5i 

375  1613  July   5th,  in   the   11th  year  of  James  I.     Bond   (Lat.  and  Engl.) 

from  Stephen  Lilly  of  Mettfeld  co  Suffolk  yeoman,  to  William  Blobold 
of  Mendham  yeoman  in  ^^4,  to  perform  covenants  contained  in  a  deed  of 
feoffment  of  even  date,  dealing  with  a  piece  of  freehold  meadow  in 
Mettfeld,  and  to  warrant  this  land  against  any  claims  for  dower  of  Anne 
wife  of  Stephen  Lilly.  Vellum:  one  skin  lljx4,  one  small  seal  in 
red  wax. 

370  1613  August  10th,  in  the  11th  year  of  James  L     Licence  (Engl.)  from 

Henry  Reynolds  of  Letheringham  co  Suffolk  esquire  lord  of  the  manor  of 
Wilbie  and  Lady  Elisabeth  Wingfeild  his  wife  to  Thomas  Butcher  of 
Wilbie  copyhold  tenant,  to  pull  down  one  end  of  a  house  called  "'  a  Ladyne 
ende,"  standing  at  the  west  end  of  his  barn  on  his  tenement  called  Levi- 
daies  in  Wilbie.  Paper  :  8  x  6,  two  small  seals  armorial  impressed  in  fold 
of  the  paper. 

618  (1617-18)  January  6th,  in  the  15th  year  of  James  L    Indenture  of  Settle- 

ment (Engl.)  creating  a  jointure  made  between  Thomas  Godbold  of 
Southolt  CO  Suffolk  yeoman,  John  Girlinge  of  Worlingsworth  yeoman  and 
John  Jacob  of  Laxfield  yeoman.  By  this  deed  Thomas  Godbold  vested  in 
the  hands  of  the  said  John  Girlinge  and  John  Jacob,  in  order  to  create  a 
jointure  for  such  wife  as  he  might  thereafter  marry,  three  several  annuities 
of  ;^10  charged  upon  his  chief  messuage  in  Southolt  called  Corbold  with 


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the  lands  upon  the  south  of  it ;  his  fee  simple  lands  in  Southolt  and 
Redlingfield,  then  lately  devised  to  him  by  Margaret  Armiger  widow, 
except  land  called  Spellers  in  Southolt ;  and  lands  in  Southolt  and  Worl- 
ingsworth  called  Mosses,  Bromesland,  Sowters,  the  Further  Barne- 
grounds;  and  a  piece  of  pasture  purchased  of  John  Thurston;  with 
remainder  to  the  uses  of  his  will.  Witnesses :  John  Godbold,  Thomas 
Godbold,  William  Godbold,  John  Herringe.  Vellum  :  one  skin  14i  x  10, 
seal  missing. 

1618  September  20th.  Will  (Engl.)  of  Thomas  Godbold  of  Southolt  in 
the  county  of  Suffolk  yeoman,  after  reciting  a  deed  of  settlement  upon  his 
eldest  son  John  Godbold,  the  testator  directed  that  the  latter  should  pay  to 
Thomas  Godbold  a  younger  son  ;^500  at  several  dates,  over  and  above 
^100  then  already  received;  to  William  Godbold  another  younger  son  ;^400, 
over  and  above  /"lOO  then  already  received ;  to  John  Girlinge  his  son-in-law 
;^100  (the  said  John  Girlinge  together  with  the  testator's  other  son-in-law 
John  Jacobe  being  trustees  of  a  jointure  in  favour  of  the  testator's  wife, 
out  of  freehold  lands  in  Southolt,  Worlingworth  and  Reddingfield) ;  to 
Agnes  his  wife  his  household  goods  and  chattels,  and  on  her  death  to  John 
Godbold ;  "  my  Copper  my  horsemill  and  my  Cloke  and  bell  "  and  the 
remainder  to  Thomas  and  William  Godbold.  Probate  of  the  will  was 
granted  at  Stradbrooke  before  Henry  Dade  L.L.B.  commisary,  the  24th 
September  1622.  Vellum  :  one  skin  19X  20,  seal  armorial,  bearing  three 
wheatsheafs. 

(1620)  Thursday  in  Easter  week  "  to  wit  the  12th  April,"  in  the  18th  year 
of  James  I.  Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Mendham  Priory 
with  Mendham  and  Metfeld  Kingshall  records  that  at  the  second  court  of 
William  Barnard,  Richard  Frere  junior,  and  Tobias  Frere  gentlemen,  with 
the  leets  of  Mendham  and  Metfeld,  held  on  the  above  date,  (under  the  head 
of  priory)  the  lords  of  the  manor  granted  to  William  Blobold  gentleman  a 
pightle  with  a  garden  annexed,  formerly  in  the  tenure  of  Edward  Purse 
and  Gregory  Norton,  called  Strett  Yard  and  situate  in  Metfeld,  lying  at  the 
Churchegrene,  next  to  the  house  of  William  Blobold  called  Purses  and  to 
the  land  of  Robert  Wingfield  knight ;  which  pightle  was  then  already  in 
the  tenure  of  William,  without  admittance.  Richard  Frere,  steward. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  11X6. 

1620  Thursday  in  Easter  week  "to  wit  the  20th  April,"  in  the  18th  year 
of  James  I.  Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Mendham 
Priory  with  Mendham  and  Metfeld  Kingshall  records  that  at  the 
second  court  of  William  Barnard,  Richard  Frere  junior  and  Tobias 
Frere  gentlemen,  with  leets  of  Mendham  and  Metfeld,  held  on  the  above 


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date,  William  Blobold  gentleman  was  admitted  tenant  of  a  piece  of  copy- 
hold land  called  Brungers  in  Aletfield,  lying  between  the  road  from 
Harleston  to  Christmaslane,  and  the  copyhold  land  then  late  of  the  Earl  of 
Oxford  but  then  in  the  tenure  of  Stephen  Lylly,  and  the  manor  of  Withers- 
dale.     Richard  Frere,  steward.     Vellum:  one  skin  12X5^. 

493  1620  April  22nd,  in  the  18th  year  of  James  I.    Charter  Indented  (Lat.), 

being  a  settlement  made  by  Thomas  Aldous  of  Metfeild  co  Suffolk 
yeoman,  on  his  intended  marriage  with  Barbara  Norton  a  daughter  of 
Barbara  Norton  of  Beccles  co  Suffolk  widow,  in  lieu  of  dower  and  jointure, 
confirming  a  grant  to  Richard  Norton  of  Beccles  aforesaid  yeoman  and 
William  Welton  of  Metfeld  aforesaid  yeoman,  of  all  the  grantor's  lands 
and  tenements  situate  in  Metfeld ;  namely,  a  close  called  Tymber  Close, 
lying  between  land  of  Richard  Warde  gent  on  the  west  and  the  grantor's 
close  called  Holmeclose  (in  part)  and  Wheateclose  on  the  east ;  and 
abutting  on  the  lands  of  the  grantor  near  his  house  on  the  south,  and  on 
land  of  Robert  Harper  on  the  north ;  and  containing  by  estimation  six 
acres,  and  other  closes  fully  described,  and  in  the  description  of  which  the 
following  names  of  persons  and  places  occur ;  namely,  William  Blobold, 
Richard  Freston,  John  Smyth.  Witnesses :  Edward  Norton,  Jo  Pulham 
senior,  Jo  Pulham  junior.  Vellum  :  one  skin  18  X  13,  small  seal  of  red  wax 
in  good  condition. 

622  1624  September    13th,    in    the    2nd   year   of   Charles   I.     Indenture  of 

Bargain  and  Sale  (Engl.)  between  Thomas  Aldowes  of  Metfeld  co 
Suffolk  yeoman  and  John  Southowse  of  the  hamlet  of  Harleston,  in 
Reddenhall  alias  Rednall  co  Norfolk  mercer  of  the  1st  part,  Thomas 
Freeston  of  Mendham  co  Norfolk  esquire  of  the  2nd  part  and  John  Smythe 
of  Heveningham  in  the  said  county  of  Suffolk  yeoman  of  the  3rd  part ; 
whereby  the  said  Thomas  Aldowes  and  John  Southowse  granted  unto  the 
said  John  Smythe  his  heirs  and  assigns  for  ever,  a  messuage  in  Metfeld 
aforesaid  called  Whytes  with  many  closes  of  land,  fully  described.  The 
parcels  and  co\'enants  are  lengthy,  and  contain  many  names  of  persons  and 
places  in  Norfolk  and  Suffolk.  Witnesses :  Henry  Fiske,  Tho  Aldows, 
Thomas  Casse,  F  R  Sandcrofte.  Vellum  :  one  skin  28  x  23,  one  seal 
missing,  another  is  broken  and  a  third  is  obscure. 

612  (1625)  September  1st,  in  the  1st  year  of  Charles  I.     Indenture  of  Lease 

(Engl.)  from  Robert  Beamont  of  Warlingsworth  co  Suffolk  yeoman,  eldest 
son  and  heir  of  Henrie  Beamont  of  Warlingsworth  deceased,  to  Thomas 
Godbold  of  Badingham  yeoman  for  iTlOO,  of  two  closes  called  Horshaughs 
lying  in  Warlingsworth,  between  lands  of  John  Smallaye,  John   Braine, 


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Thomas  Vyncent,  and  Thomas  Rous,  with  the  appurtenances,  for  five 
hundred  years  at  a  peppercorn  rent.  Vellum:  one  skin  24x11,  seal 
missing. 

1625  September  30th,  in  the  1st  year  of  Charles  I.  Indenture  of  Mort- 
gage (Lat.)  in  duplicate,  from  Thomas  Aldous  of  Metfeild  co  Suffolk 
yeoman  to  John  Southowse  of  Harlestone,  "hamblett"  of  Reddenhall  alias 
Rednell  co  Norfolk  mercer  for  ^300,  of  a  capital  messuage  called  Whytes, 
in  which  Stephen  Lilly  formerly  dwelt,  in  Metfeild  aforesaid ;  with  other 
lands,  therein  fully  described ;  the  descriptions  contain  many  names  of 
persons  and  places  in  the  counties  of  Norfolk  and  Suffolk.  Witnesses : 
Stephen  Lilly,  Jo  Sherewood.     Vellum  :  one  skin  14^  X  11,  seal  broken. 

1625  November  1st,  in  the  first  year  of  Charles  L  Bond  (Lat.  and  Engl.) 
from  Thomas  Aldous  of  Metfield  co  Suffolk  yeoman  to  Thomas  Freston 
of  Mendham  co  Norfolk  esquire  in  ;^160,  to  perform  covenants  contained 
in  two  indentures  of  even  date.  Witnesses :  Richard  Freston,  Giles 
Stanton,  Thomas  Gasse.  Vellum  :  one  skin  12  X4,  small  seal  in  red  wax 
with  non-armorial  device. 

(1625-6)  February  10th,  in  the  1st  year  of  Charles  I.  General  Pardon 
by  Letters  Patent  (Lat.),  dated  at  Westminster,  to  James  Lawrence  of 
Horham  co  Suffolk  gentleman,  for  all  manner  of  offences  committed  by 
him  up  to  the  27th  March  then  last  past.  This  document,  which  is  of 
considerable  length  is  purely  formal  and  gives  no  information  about  James 
Lawrence  beyond  his  name.     Vellum  :  29i  x  20,  seal  missing. 

1626  April  1st,  in  the  2nd  year  of  Charles  I.  Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.) 
of  the  manor  of  Walesham  Hall  in  Mendham  records  that  at  a  General 
Court  Baron  of  Robert  Barney,  Edward  Hobarte  and  Robert  Hobarte 
held  on  the  above  date,  Thomas  Blobold  gentleman  son  and  heir  of 
William  Blobould  (sic),  being  of  full  age,  was  admitted  tenant  of  a  messuage 
then  waste  called  Ossoods  containing  twelve  acres  in  Mettfeild,  of  which 
William  died  seised  after  the  last  meeting  of  the  court,  and  which  he  had 
acquired  by  surrender  of  William  Fisher  and  Anne  his  wife  and  John 
Smithe  at  courts  held  Tuesday  the  12th  October  44  Elizabeth,  and 
Thursday  the  4th  April  3  James  I.     Vellum  :  one  skin  12*  X  6. 

(1626)  Easter  Term,  in  the  2nd  year  of  Charles  I.  Recovery  (Lat.) 
suffered  by  William  Legate  gentleman,  against  Samuel  Boston  clerk  and 
Richard  Pepis  clerk,  of  a  messuage,  and  lands  in  Stoven  co  Suffolk. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  24X  17,  seal  missing. 


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780  1629  Wednesday  May  26th,  in  the  5th  year  of  Charles  I.    Copy  of  Court 

Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Horham  Jernegans  records  that  at  a  General 
Court  Leet  of  the  manor  held  on  the  above  date,  it  was  found  by  the 
homage  that  James  Lawrence  gentleman  copyholder  of  the  manor  died 
seised  of  a  copyhold  tenement  and  of  lands  called  I  shells  Pightle  in 
Horham,  lying  between  land  of  William  Clubb,  the  road  from  Horham  to 
Hoxne,  freehold  land  of  John  Girling  called  Dooes,  and  land  then  late  in 
the  tenure  of  John  Butterame,  and  at  that  time  of  John  Clubb,  which  the 
said  James  Lawrence  acquired  by  the  surrender  of  Henry  Graye  at  a 
General  Court  Leet  held  the  26th  May  10  James  I,  and  that  Maria 
Cobbold  wife  of  William  Cobbold  gentleman  and  Grace  Lawrence  were 
daughters  and  heiresses  of  John  Lawrence  and  of  full  age.  The  latter  were 
admitted  tenants,    Thomas  Bagshawe,  steward.    Vellum  :  one  skin  10X5. 

619  (1631)  June   12th,   in   the   7th   year  of   Charles   I.     Deed  of  Covenant 

(Engl.)  to  the  uses  of  a  fine  and  recovery,  between  William  Godbould  of 
Wurlingsworth  co  Suflfolk  gentleman  of  the  first  part,  John  Francklin  of 
Metfield  gentleman  and  Samuel  Swetman  of  Hempnall  co  Norfolk  gentle- 
man of  the  second  part,  and  Richard  Ward  of  Metfield  gentleman  and 
Stephen  Lilly  of  the  same  yeoman  of  the  third  part.  By  this  deed, 
executed  to  bar  the  entail  and  remainders  in  certain  lands,  William 
Godbould  agreed  to  convey  by  fine  2  messuages,  188  acres  in  Wurl- 
ingsworth, Alington,  Hoxne,  and  Horham  co  Suffolk  (of  which  one 
messuage  called  Doketts  was  in  the  occupation  of  William  Godbold  and 
the  other  of  Richard  Pallant),  and  another  messuage  with  99  acres 
(including  "  aldercarr")  lying  in  W^esthale,  Brampton,  Holton,  Specksale, 
Reddisham,  Shaufeld,  Sutterton,  Owchale,  and  Ilketsale  co  Suffolk,  then 
in  the  tenure  of  Robert  Catchpoole,  to  the  parties  of  the  2nd  part,  who 
were  then  to  suffer  a  recovery  to  the  parties  of  the  3rd  part,  who  were 
to  hold  the  lands  to  the  sole  use  of  William  Godbold.  Witnesses : 
Willyam  Jacob,  Thomas  Walne,  William  Godbold,  Joshua  Green,  Thomas 
Blobold  and  Thomas  Godbold.     Vellum  :  one  skin  20  X  12,  seal  armorial. 

353  1634  Thursday  in  Easter  week  (April  10th),  in  the  10th  year  of  Charles  L 

Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  Manor  of  Mendham  Priory  with  Kings- 
halle  relating  to  Kingshalle  records  that  at  a  Court  Leet  of  Mendham  and 
Metfeild,  Thomas  Blobold  gentleman  was  reported  as  having,  since  the 
holding  of  the  last  court  on  the  14th  January  1633(-4),  surrendered  through 
Stephen  Lilly  copyhold  tenant  in  the  presence  of  Eleazer  Fiske  and 
Bartholomew  Skeete  copyhold  tenants,  half  an  acre  of  land  of  the  tenement 
Worliches,  and  a  piece  of  land  of  the  tenement  Brungers  in  Metfild  to  the 
use  of  William  Godbold  gentleman.  William  Godbold  appeared  in  court 
to  ask  for  seisin  of  the  half  acre,  lying  between  Lynts  Lane,  the  land  of 


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the  late  John  Norton  and  Fulchers  Lane ;  and  of  Brungers,  lying  between 
the  highroad  from  Harleston  to  Christmas  Lane,  the  land  of  the  late  Earl 
of  Oxford  then  in  the  copyhold  tenure  of  Stephen  Lilly,  and  the  manor  of 
Withersdale  ;  both  of  which  pieces  of  land  William  Blobold  had  inherited 
from  his  father  William  Blobold  as  appeared  by  copy  of  Court  Roll  dated 
Tuesday  after  Easter  2  Charles  L     Vellum  :  one  skin  12X7. 

1634  Thursday  after  Easter  week  (April  10th),  in  the  10th  year  of 
Charles  I.  Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Mendham  Priory 
with  Kingshalle  records  that  at  a  General  Court  with  Leets  of  Mendham 
and  Metfild,  William  Blobold  was  admitted  tenant  of  a  pightle  with  a  garden 
called  Stretts  Yard  in  Metfild,  near  the  Church  Green  and  next  to  the 
tenement  called  Purses  then  late  of  Thomas  Blobold  formerly  of  Gregory 
Norton  and  the  land  of  Sir  Robert  Wingfild,  which  was  surrendered,  since 
the  last  court  held  the  14th  January,  by  Thomas  Blobold  gentleman 
through  Robert  Harper,  in  the  presence  of  Bartholomew  Skeete  and 
William  Cook  copyholders  ;  and  which  Thomas  Blobold  had  inherited 
from  his  father  William  Blobold,  at  a  court  held  on  Thursday  in  Easter 
week  2  Charles  I.     John  Frere,  steward.     Vellum  :  one  skin  11  X  Sj. 

(1634)  October  10th,  in  the  10th  year  of  Charles  I.     Copy  of  Court  Roll 

(Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  W'ithersdale  Jermyes  records  that  at  the  Court 
Baron  of  John  Barker  baronet  and  George  Waldegrave  knight,  held  on 
the  above  date,  William  Godbold  of  Metfeld  gentleman  was  admitted 
tenant  of  half  an  acre  of  a  tenement  called  Tacketts  in  Withersdale,  half 
an  acre  with  a  tenement  thereon  in  Withersdale,  a  tenement  called 
Fulchers,  and  fourteen  acres  and  a  rod  of  land  in  Withersdale,  surrendered 
to  his  use  by  Thomas  Blobold  gentleman,  prior  to  the  8th  April  1634, 
through  Robert  Harper  in  the  presence  of  Eleazer  Fyske  and  John  Watson 
copyholders.     Vellum  :  one  skin  9X6. 

(1634)  October  10th,  in  the  10th  year  of  Charles  I.     Copy  of  Court  Roll 

(Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Metfeild  Jermyes  records  that  at  a  Court  Baron  of 
John  Barker  baronet  and  George  Waldegrave  knight,  assignees  of  Robert 
Lytton  esquire  and  Bridget  Webb  widow,  William  Godbold  gentleman 
was  admitted  tenant  of  a  piece  of  land  of  the  tenement  Swordscrofte  in 
Metfeild,  surrendered  to  his  use  out  of  court  and  prior  to  a  court  held  on 
the  8th  April,  by  Thomas  Blobold  gentleman  copyholder,  by  the  hands  of 
Robert  Harper  and  in  the  presence  of  Eliazer  Fyske  and  John  Watson 
copyholders.     William  Bridge,  steward.     Vellum  :  one  skin  9  X  ^. 

1637  August  1st.  Indenture  of  Revocation  (Engl.)  made  between 
William  Godbold  of  Metfield  co  Suffolk  gent  and  Henry  Stebbinge  of 
Earlesoham  co  Suffolk  gent ;  whereby,  after  reciting  a  settlement  made 


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between  the  same  parties  and  of  even  date,  of  a  messuage  in  Metfield  and 
Withersdale  co  Suffolk,  with  freehold  land  belonging,  he  the  said  William 
Godbold  declared,  that  certain  of  the  trusts,  therein  contained,  should 
cease  and  be  of  no  effect.  Witnesses  :  George  Stebbinge,  Robert  Allen. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  17  X  7i,  seal  missing. 

492  1639  April  9th,  in  the  15th  year  of  Charles  I.     Indenture  of  Assign- 

ment (Engl.)  made  between  Robert  Smyth  of  Wickham  Market  co 
Suffolk  gent  and  John  Smyth  of  Mettfeild  in  the  said  county  yeoman  of  the 
one  part  and  Humfry  Bohun  of  Sutterton  in  the  said  county  gent  and 
Phillipp  Godbould  of  Westhall  in  the  said  county  gent  of  the  other  part; 
after  reciting  a  mortgage  by  demise  for  a  term  of  1000  years  at  a  peppercorn 
rent,  dated  the  25th  March  1635  ;  whereby  the  said  John  Smyth  mort- 
gaged his  property  in  .  .  .  co  Suffolk  to  the  said  Robert  Smyth 
for  ;^351  3s  Od;  the  said  John  Smyth  and  Robert  Smyth  sold  to  the 
said  Humfry  Bohun  and  Phillipp  Godbould  in  consideration  of  ;^463, 
the  property  comprised  in  the  mortgage,  which  is  described  as  a  messuage 
known  by  the  name  of  Whytes  situate  in  Mettfeild,  wherein  Peter 
Dunhll  (sic)  then  dwelt,  with  the  orchards,  gardens,  yards  and  pightells 
to  the  same  belonging ;  one  piece  of  adjoining  meadow  containing  five 
acres ;  one  close  of  land  called  Holme  Close ;  one  close  called  Tymber 
Close ;  one  meadow  called  Flatt  Meadowe ;  one  close  called  the  close 
next  the  Cribb ;  one  called  the  close  lying  in  Mettfeild ;  and  all  other 
lands  which  the  said  Robert  Smyth  had  of  the  grant  of  Thomas  Aldus, 
John  Sowthowse,  Thomas  Fraston.  Witnesses :  James  Keble  (?),  Hen 
Stibbing,  William  Haymer,  Wm  Gymingham.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
21  X  12,   two   seals   broken. 

584  1644  May  6th,  in  the  20th  year  of  Charles  I.     Indenture  of  Bargain 

and  Sale  (Engl.)  between  James  Keene  of  Bentley  co  Suffolk  gent 
and  Edward  Keene  of  Harkestead  co  Suffolk  mariner,  son  and  heir 
apparent  of  the  said  James,  of  the  one  part  and  William  Godbold  of 
Easton  co  Suffolk  gent  and  Thomas  Godbold,  son  and  heir  apparent 
of  the  said  W^illiam,  of  the  other  part ;  whereby,  in  consideration  of 
three  score  pounds,  the  said  James  and  Edward  Keene  granted  to  the 
said  W^illiam  and  Thomas  Godbold,  a  meadow  in  Easton  aforesaid,  then 
or  then  late  in  the  tenure  of  Thomas  Pells  lying  near  Letheringham 
Bridge,  which  meadow  is  fully  described ;  and  in  which  the  said  James 
Keene  had  a  life  estate  by  courtesy,  through  his  marriage  with  Mary 
his  then  late  wife,  late  daughter  and  heiress  of  John  Jay ;  with  remainder 
to  Edward  Keene  aforesaid,  as  son  and  heir  of  the  said  Mary.  The 
covenants  for  title  disclose  the  fact,  that  Mary  was  wife  of  James  Keene 


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and  Elizabeth  wife  of  Edward  Keene.  Witnesses :  George  Fowler, 
William  Hering,  John  Armiger.  Vellum:  one  skin  19X13,  two  seals, 
one  in  paper. 

410  1645  Monday  May  26th,  in  the  21st  year  of  Charles  I.     Copy  of  Court 

Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Horham  Jarnegans  records  that  at  a  General 
Court  Baron  with  Leet  held  on  the  above  date,  William  Godbold  and 
Mary  his  wife  surrendered  a  copyhold  tenement  and  two  acres  called 
Isbells  Pictell,  lying  in  Horham  between  land  of  the  manor  then  late  in  the 
tenure  of  William  Clubbe,  the  road  from  Horham  to  Hoxne,  the  freehold 
land  of  John  Girling  called  Dooes,  the  land  of  the  manor  formerly  in 
the  tenure  of  William  Butterame,  later  of  John  Clubbe,  then  of  Richard 
Tooly  junior  by  right  of  his  wife ;  of  which  tenement  Mary  Godbold 
inherited  half,  as  sister  and  heiress  of  Grace  Laurence  deceased,  at  a 
Court  Baron  with  Leet  held  the  14th  June  1638,  and  the  other  half  as 
daughter  and  co-heiress  of  James  Laurence  deceased,  at  a  General 
Court  Baron  held  the  26th  May  1629;  to  the  use  of  Mary  herself  for 
life  with  remainder  to  William  Godbold,  son  of  William  Godbold  of 
Easton.     John  Stubbe,  steward.     Vellum  :  one  skin  16  X  9. 

595  (1646-7)  January  15th,  in  the  22nd  year  of  Charles  1.      Indenture  of 

Bargain  and  Sale  (Engl.)  from  Elizabeth  Brampton  of  Pulham  Saint 
Mary  Magdalene  co  Norfolk  widow  and  relict  of  Thomas  Brampton 
late  of  Eye  co  Suffolk  gentleman,  William  Brampton  of  the  same,  son 
and  heir  of  Elizabeth  and  Thomas  Brampton,  and  Amy  Brampton  relict 
of  Thomas  Brampton  the  father  of  Thomas  Brampton  to  Lionell  Lane 
of  the  parish  of  Saint  Andrews  Ilketshall  co  Suffolk  gentleman,  and 
Edmund  Bohun  of  Westhall  co  Suffolk  esquire  (in  consideration  of 
£825  and  in  order  to  create  a  jointure  for  Dorothy  the  wife  of  Lionell 
Lane)  of  certain  properties  in  Kingsfield  and  Beccles,  which  are  fully 
described.  In  the  deed  the  following  names  of  persons  and  places 
occur;  namely,  James  Wate,  Diana  Catlyn ;  John  Wold  gentleman, 
Jeffery  Goodwyn,  Nicholas  Ingate,  John  Leaman  deceased,  Jenkin, 
Wood  alias  Whitneys,  Kingsfeild,  Becles,  Kingsfeild  Green,  a  road 
from  Kingsfeild  Green  to  the  parish  church,  Long  Close,  Grimes  Pightles, 
Wrights  Meadowe,  Grymes  Lane,  Horse  Pightle,  Shipcoate  Closes, 
Roade  Lane.  These  properties  were  inherited  by  William  Brampton 
from  his  father  and  grandfather,  the  latter  having  purchased  them  from 
the  late  Thomas  Colby  of  Brundish  co  Suffolk  esquire,  and  had  been 
conveyed  by  fine  in  the  then  last  Easter  Term  by  William  and  Elizabeth 
Brampton  and  Edward  Brampton  of  Pulham  to  Nathaniel  Thurston 
and  Clement  Thurston  clerk  to  the  use  of  William  Brampton  and  Ann 


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his  wife  and  their  heirs,  as  declared  by  indentures  of  the  28th  February 
then  last  past.  Witnesses :  Francis  Aldhowse,  Jo  Palgrave,  Edward 
Brampton,  Arthure  Mumbare  (?),  John  Browne,  Bartholomew  Forrest. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  28  X  24,  one  seal  and  one  missing. 

581  1647  March  13th,  in  the  23rd  year  of  Charles  I.     Indenture  of  Mort- 

gage (Engl.)  from  George  Knowles  of  Easton  co  Suffolk  weaver  and 
Margaret  his  wife  to  Thomas  Smyth  of  Easton  gent,  of  a  messuage 
called  Baldries  some  time  Stewards,  situate  in  Marleyford,  fully  des- 
cribed; to  secure  a  sum  of  threescore  pounds  and  interest.  The  said 
George  Knowles  and  Margaret  his  wife  covenanted  to  levy  a  fine. 
Witnesses :  John  Saunders,  Edeny  Hill,  Edward  Capon,  Symon  Sand- 
crofte.     Vellum  :  one  skin  27i  X  15,  two  seals. 

601  1653  Friday  December  9th.     Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Engl.)  of  the  manor 

of  Walesham  Hall  in  Mendham  records  that  at  a  General  Court  Baron 
held  on  the  above  date  Richard  Wattson  junior  was  admitted  tenant  of 
certain  copyhold  lands  (described  in  number  616)  surrendered  the  24th 
August  1646  by  Stephen  Lyllye  bond  tenant,  by  the  hands  of  Richard 
Wattson  in  the  presence  of  Paule  Casse  and  Edward  Watson  bond 
tenants ;  which  lands  Stephen  Lyllye  himself  acquired  by  surrender  of 
Richard  Welton  on  the  Thursday  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Faith  9 
James  I,  for  the  term  of  his  life  with  remainder  to  Richard  Wattson 
junior  of  Metfeld  yeoman,  Stephen  Lylly  was  reported  as  having  died 
before  the  date  of  the  court.  John  Gooch,  steAvard.  Vellum :  one 
skm  23X8. 

590  1654  April  14th.     Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Engl.)  of  the  manor  of  Withers- 

dale  records  that  at  a  View  of  Frank  Pledge  and  Court  Barron  held 
by  John  Bedingfeild  steward,  on  the  above  date,  Richard  Watson 
junior  was  admitted  tenant  of  three  pieces  of  copyhold  land  in  Withers- 
dale,  which  had  been  surrendered  at  a  General  Court  held  the  20th 
October  22  Charles  I  1646,  by  Stephen  Lilly  (who  had  since  died)  by 
the  hand  of  Richard  Watson  senior  in  the  presence  of  John  Franklin 
gentleman  and  Edward  Watson  copyholders,  to  the  use  of  himself  for 
life  with  remainder  to  Richard  Watson  junior.  The  land  in  question 
is  stated  to  have  been  acquired  by  Stephen  Lilley  by  surrender  of  Henry 
Welton  tempore  James  I.  The  document  is  almost  illegible,  but  the 
three  pieces  seem  to  have  comprised  two  and  a  half  acres,  one  piece 
of  two  acres  lying  between  lands  of  Thomas  Moore  and  William  Newson, 
the  other  piece  being  part  of  Tacketts  and  lying  between  Wallsham 
Hall  and  the  lands  of  John  Giles.      Vellum:  one  skin   17X7. 


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402  1656  June  29th.     Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Engl.)  of  the  manor  of  Withers- 

dale  records  that  at  the  Court  Baron  held  on  the  above  date,  Richard 
Watson  junior  copyholder  surrendered  into  the  hands  of  the  lady,  the 
land  specified  in  number  398  (q.v)  to  the  use  of  William  Godbold,  who 
was  admitted  tenant.  John  Bedinefield,  steward.  Note  by  the  steward 
Wm  Godbold  next  Co^'  surrendered  to  the  use  of  his  will  yt  is  the 
20th  of  October  1656."      Vellum:  one  skin  16^x8. 


614  (a)  1656  Friday  August  1st.     Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Engl.)  of  the  manor  of 

Walesham  Hall  in  Mendham  records  that  at  a  General  Court  Baron 
of  James  Hobart  esquire  held  on  the  above  date,  William  Godbould  was 
admitted  tenant  of  a  piece  of  copyhold  land  called  "  part  of  Mewes  Hills" 
formerly  called  "  two  acres  of  land  Bond  of  the  Tenement  Skippes 
otherwise  Skippers  "  in  Mettfeilde  co  Suffolk,  lying  between  lands  of 
Roger  Gooch,  Nicholas  Norton,  and  Fulchers  Way,  which  land  Richard 
Wattson  acquired  at  a  court  held  the  9th  December  1653  and  surrendered 
to  the  use  of  William  Godbold,  by  the  hands  of  Simon  Turney  in  the 
presence  of  Richard  W^attson  senior  and  Robert  Casse  copyholders,  at  a 
court  held  the  19th  June  1656.  (b)  1656  Wednesday  October  29th. 
Surrender  of  the  above  by  William  Godbould  gentleman,  to  the  use  of 
his  will.     John  Gooch,  steward.     Vellum  :   one  skin  24  X  17. 


431  1658  April   12th.      Admittance  (Engl.)  extracted   from  the  court  roll  of 

the  manor  of  Wickham,  Gelham,  Horpole  and  Bynge,  at  a  Court  Baron 
of  Edward  Carewe  esquire,  held  on  the  above  date  before  James  Wythe 
gent  steward  there,  when  Henry  Bigland  esquire  was  admitted  to  a 
messuage,  situate  in  Wickham  Market  co  Suffolk,  commonly  called  the 
White  Hart,  with  its  appurtenances.  Amongst  other  things,  it  was 
enrolled  that  Thomas  Fastolfe  gent,  copyhold  tenant  of  the  manor,  had 
leased  to  Thomas  Mann  of  Yoxford  co  Suffolk,  the  said  messuage  then 
in  the  occupation  of  John  Warner,  for  seventeen  years,  at  a  peppercorn 
rent ;  whereby  Thomas  Fastolfe  had  forfeited  the  same  premises  into 
the  hands  of  the  lord,  and  Michael  Cropley  bailiff  of  the  manor  had 
seized  the  same  into  the  hands  of  the  lord  ;  and  the  said  Henry  Bigland, 
by  Bryan  Smyth  gent  his  attorney,  came  into  court  and  brought  an 
indenture  of  bargain  and  sale  between  the  said  Thomas  Fastolfe  and 
Henry  Bigland  dated  the  17th  March  1657;  whereby,  for  a  consideration, 
the  said  Thomas  sold  to  Henry  the  said  messuage,  and  the  said  Henry 
humbly  besought  the  lord  by  special  grace  to  regrant  to  him  the  messuage, 
to  which  the  said  Thomas  Fastolfe  was  admitted  after  the  death  of  his 
uncle  Thomas  Fastolfe  in  1645.     Vellum  :   one  skin  14ix  15. 


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398  1660  Monday  April  23rd.      Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Engl.)  of  the  manor 

of  Withersdale  records  that  at  a  General  Court  Baron  with  the  Leet,  of 
Thomas  Smallpeece  esquire,  held  on  the  above  date,  Richard  Watson  and 
Elizabeth  his  wife  quitclaimed  three  pieces  of  land  pasture  "  bond 
holden,"  whereof  the  first  two  were  formerly  in  the  tenure  of  Thomas 
Moore,  and  the  third  belonged  to  the  tenement  Tacketts  in  Withersdale, 
the  three  pieces  severally  lying  between  the  lands  of  Stephen  Lilly, 
William  Newson,  William  Godbold,  the  waste  of  Walsham-hall,  the 
lands  of  John  Giles  and  Fulchers  Lane ;  to  the  use  of  William  Godbold 
gentleman.  The  lord  also  granted  to  William  Godbold  permission  to 
make  a  new  ditch  through  the  first  of  the  three  pieces.  Nicolas  Jacob, 
steward.  Vellum:  one  skin  11X9.  Notes:  compare  number  402, 
also  for  "  bond  holden  "  number  614  above. 

371  1660  August  10th.      Bond   (Engl.)   from   Thomas   Goldstone  of  Easton 

CO  Suffolk  gentleman  and  Hannah  his  wife  to  William  Godbold  of 
Laxfeild  in  the  same  county  gentleman  in  ;^300,  to  perform  covenants 
contained  in  two  indentures  of  even  date.  Witnesses  :  Thomas 
Gouldston,     .     .     .     Vellum:  one  skin  lls^S,  small  seal  of  red  wax. 

655  1680  September  3rd,  in  the  22nd  year  of  Charles   IL      Copy  of  Court 

Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Wilby  of  Jane  Blois  widow  records  that  at  a 
meeting  of  the  General  Court  held  on  Friday  the  3rd  September  32 
Charles  II,  the  lady  of  the  court,  through  the  steward  Philip  Clarke 
granted  to  Edmund  Bohun  gentleman  copyhold  tenant  of  the  manor, 
permission  to  fell  for  his  use  sixty  one  timber-oaks  called  "  Topp  timber 
trees  of  oake  "  (sexaginta  et  unam  quercorum  maheremii  Anglice  vocatas 
Topp  Timber  Trees  of  Oake),  fifteen  timber  ash  trees  called  "Topp 
Tymber  ash-trees  "  and  nine  other  trees  called  pollard  trees,  growing 
on  the  land  of  the  said  Edmund  in  the  county  of  Suffolk.  Vellum  :  one 
skin  13X11^.  Notes:  receipt  appended,  acknowledging  payment  of 
;^36  from  Edmund  Bohun  to  Lady  Jane  Bloys  (sic),  by  Thomas  Knight 
of  Saxmundum  and  John  Cooke. 


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ESSEX. 


1561  August  28th,  in  the  3rd  year  of  Elizabeth.     Indenture  of  Lease 

(Engl.)  from  John  Parker  of  Kyrbye  co  Essex  gentleman  to  Roger 
Parker  of  Aldam  co  Essex  esquire,  of  60  acres  of  pasture  ground,  with 
a  barn  thereon  and  120  acres  of  marsh,  called  Out  Marshe,  within  the 
Island  of  Horsey  in  the  said  country  of  Essex ;  and  a  pound  for  cattle 
(8  roods  by  6  roods)  lying  in  Melfelde  near  to  Byrche  Myll  (all  which 
the  said  John  Parker  held  under  letters  patent  from  the  crown),  for  a 
term  of  twenty  four  years,  at  a  yearly  rent  of  ;^16,  payable  half  yearly. 
Witnesses :  Henry  Parker  gent,  John  Cockerell.  Vellum :  one  skin 
I82  X  12i,  the  seal,  in  good  condition,  bears  a  classic  head.  Notes:  a 
note  endorsed  describes  John  and  Roger  as  brothers. 

1572    May   11th,   in  the  14th  year  of  Elizabeth.      Deed  of  Attornment 

(Engl.)  from  Roger  Parker  of  Aldam  co  Essex  gent  to  John  BuUocke 
of  the  Inner  Temple  London  gent ;  after  reciting  that  John  Parker 
brother  of  the  said  Roger  by  indenture,  dated  the  28th  August  in  the 
3rd  year  of  Elizabeth,  had  demised  unto  the  said  Roger  three  score 
acres  of  pasture  with  a  barn  and  120  acres  of  marsh,  called  Outmarsh, 
with  the  appurtenances  in  the  Island  of  Horsey  co  Essex,  and  sufficient 
land  for  a  pound  for  cattle  (8  roods  by  6  roods)  in  Melfeld  near  to 
Berthe  Myll,  for  a  term  of  twenty  four  years,  at  a  rent  of  ;^16,  the 
said  Roger  Parker  attorned  and  agreed  unto  a  grant,  made  to  the  said 
John  Bullocke  by  the  said  John  Parker  of  the  said  yearly  rent  of  ^16, 
of  all  his  right,  reversion  and  term  in  the  premises ;  and  he  gave  and 
delivered  a  penny  to  the  use  of  the  said  John  Bullocke  in  the  name  of 
attornment  and  "  season  "  of  the  said  rent.  Covenant  by  the  said  Roger 
Parker  with  the  said  John  Bullocke,  that  he  was  possessed  of  the 
unexpired  term.  Witnesses :  Roger  Dale,  John  Parkere.  Vellum : 
one  skin  13X9,  the  seal  of  Roger  Parker  bears  a  crest,  a  cubit  arm,  the 
hand  grasping  an  arrow  in  bend  sinister,  between  the  letters  R.  and  P. 

1572   May  17th,  in  the  14th  year  of  Elizabeth.     Indenture  of  Bargain 

and  Sale  (Engl.)  from  John  Parker  of  Kerbye  co  Essex  gent  to  John 
Bullock  of  the  Inner  Temple  London  gent,  of  land  in  the  Island  of 
Horsey  co  Essex,  which  he  held  "  in  ferme  "  under  letters  patent  from 
Philip  and  Mary ;  subject,  as  to  part  thereof,  to  a  lease  dated  the  28th 
August    in  the  3rd  year  of    Elizabeth    (1561),  made   between    the    said 


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John  Parker  and  Roger  Parker  gent  his  brother,  for  a  term  of  twenty  four 
years,  at  a  yearly  rent  of  ;^16.  The  land  comprised  in  this  lease  included 
60  acres  of  pasture,  with  a  barn  ;  120  acres  of  marsh,  called  "Outmarshe"; 
and  sufficient  ground  to  make  a  pound  for  cattle  (8  roods  by  6  roods) 
lying  near  to  Birchmyll  in  the  same  county.  Witnesses  :  Tho  Fanshawe, 
Godfrey  Fanshawe,  Roberte  Maryott.  Vellum:  one  skin  21x11,  seal 
of  red  wax,  below  the  signature  of  John  Parker,  bears  the  letters  J.  A. 


MIDDLESEX. 


620  1652  Monday  February  21st.     Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Engl.)  of  the  manor 

of  Stoake  Newton  or  Stoke  Newington,  containing  entries  of  proceedings 
at  a  court  held  on  the  above  date,  (l)  Surrender  by  William  Massey 
gentleman  and  Frances  his  wife,  of  two  closes  in  Stoke  Newington 
called  the  *'  Morue  or  Morewe  "  and  the  "  Hundred  Acres,"  being  six 
acres  in  all  (which  they  had  acquired  for  their  lives,  with  remainder 
to  Toby  Massey  gentleman  and  his  heirs,  by  surrender  of  Toby  Massey 
3rd  December  23  Charles  I)  to  the  use  of  Thomas  Barrett  gentleman 
who  was  admitted  tenant.  (2)  Recovery  suffered  by  Thomas  Barrett 
against  Thomas  Man  and  Francys  Man  gentlemen,  in  the  abo\e,  with 
writ  to  Anthony  Knevett  bailiff  of  the  manor  of  Alexander  Popham 
esquire,  to  give  seisin  to  Thomas  and  Francys  Man.  (3)  Surrender 
by  Thomas  and  Francys  Man  of  the  above  to  the  use  of  Francys  Man 
and  Benjamin  his  brother,  who  were  admitted  tenants.  (4)  Release  and 
Quit  Claim  by  William  Massey  and  Frances  his  wife  on  behalf  of 
themselves,  Thomas  Barrett  and  Thomas  Man,  to  Francys  and  Benjamin 
Man  of  the  above.     Vellum  :  one  skin  19  X  24. 

372  1697  May   14th,  in  the  9th  year  of  William  III.      Copy  of  Court   Roll 

(Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Stoake  Newington  alias  Stoake  Newton  in  the 
county  of  Middlesex  records  that  at  a  Court  Baron  of  Alexander  Popham 
esquire,  Hans  Sloane  M.D.,  Charles  Bland,  Thomas  Leyson  and 
Lancelott  Appleby  gentlemen  lords  of  the  manor,  held  on  the  above 
date  in  the  presence  of  Geoffrey  Sympkins  gentleman  deputy  steward, 
John  Cradocke  gentleman  and  Elizabeth  his  wife  and  Maria  Ryves 
widow,  relict  of  John  Ryves  esquire,  daughters  and  coheiresses  of  Frauncis 
Man   gentleman    deceased,    and    sisters   and   coheiresses   of    Anne    Man 


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spinster  deceased,  the  third  coheiress,  surrendered  a  piece  of  meadow 
called  Morue  or  Morreu,  and  another  called  the  Hundred  Acre  to  the  use 
of  John  Cradocke,  who  was  admitted  tenant.  Geoffrey  Sympkins,  deputy 
steward.     Vellum:  one  skin  14X3. 

1697  May  14th,  in  the  9th  year  of  William  III.  Admittance  (Lat.) 
extracted  from  the  court  rolls  of  the  manor  of  Stoake  Newington  alias 
Stoake  Newton  co  Middlesex,  at  a  Court  Baron  held  on  the  above  date, 
before  Geoffrey  Sympkins  deputy  steward  of  Alexander  Popham  esquire, 
Hans  Sloane  doctor  of  medicine,  Charles  Bland,  Thomas  Leyson, 
Lancelot!  Appleby  gentlemen,  when  Thomas  Turner  junior,  son  and  heir 
of  Elizabeth  Turner  deceased  (formerly  wife  of  Thomas  Turner  senior 
gentleman)  who  was  daughter  and  heiress  of  Benjamin  Man  gentleman 
and  Hester  his  wife  deceased,  paid  a  fine  of  ^10,  did  fealty  and  was 
admitted  tenant  to  half  of  certain  pastures,  called  Morue  alias  Morrew, 
and  half  of  another  pasture  called  the  Hundred  Acres,  which  lay  within 
the  said  manor,  at  a  yearly  rent  of  Qi  pence.      Vellum  :  one  skin  10  X  Si- 

1705  Wednesday  May  23rd.  Copy  of  Court  Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of 
Brownswood  alias  Brondeswood  co  Middlesex  records  that  at  a  Special 
Court  Baron  of  Lady  Mary  Draper  widow  of  Thomas  Draper  baronet, 
Thomas  Turner,  Charles  Turner,  and  George  Turner  of  Relinscot  co 
Oxon  copyholders,  surrendered  to  the  use  of  John  Craddock  citizen  and 
haberdasher  of  London  and  Elizabeth  his  wife,  a  moiety  of  a  copyhold 
messuage  and  sixteen  acres  in  Newington  Green  in  the  parish  of  Hornsey, 
which  lands  were  formerly  in  the  possession  of  Toby  Masey  deceased, 
and  to  which  they  had  been  admitted  as  heirs  of  Elizabeth  Turner  at  a 
Court  Baron,  August  14th  1697.  At  the  same  court  John  Craddock 
surrendered  the  above  property  to  the  uses  of  his  will.  John  Crowcher, 
steward.     Vellum  :  one  skin  19i  X  13. 

1705  June  7th,  in  the  4th  year  of  Anne.  Indenture  of  Release  (Engl.) 
from  Thomas  Turnor  "  of  the  Parish  of  Saint  Giles  in  the  Subburbs  of 
the  City  of  Oxon  "  esquire  and  Geo  Turner  (sic)  gentleman  his  son  one 
of  the  customary  tenants  of  the  manor  of  Brownswood  alias  Browdswood 
CO  Middlesex  to  John  Craddok  of  London,  of  certain  messuages,  tene- 
ments and  lands  formerly  in  the  tenure  of  Tobias  Massey.  This  property 
had  been  surrendered  by  George  Turner  to  Thomas  Turner  at  a  court  of 
25th  October  1699  through  John  Brocker  gentleman,  steward  of  the 
manor,  as  security  for  a  loan,  and  though  the  loan  was  repaid  subsequent 
to  the  date  agreed  upon,  Thomas  Turner  had  acknowledged  himself 
satisfied.  Witnesses  :  Da  Thomas,  Peirce  Dod,  J  Frewen,  Fran  Hooke. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  21  x  16,  two  seals  in  paper. 


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561  1714  April  17th,  in  the  13th  year  of  Anne.     Probate  of  the  Will  (Engl.) 

of  Ruth  Buckston  "  of  Duke  street  without  Bishopsgate  in  the  old 
Artilery  ground  in  the  City  of  London  "  widow,  the  will  being  dated 
10th  June  1713;  whereby  she  bequeathed  to  John  Nodder  of  Hasleforth 
CO  Derby  gentleman  her  nephew,  her  messuage  with  appurtenances  in 
Duke  street,  then  in  the  occupation  of  Arthur  Mainering  gentleman,  with 
remainder  to  his  heirs,  and  failing  heirs,  to  Ruth  wife  of  John  Heald 
junior,  Anne,  Elizabeth,  and  Martha  Nodder,  sisters  of  the  above  John  ; 
to  Ruth  Hall,  daughter  of  Philip  Hall  of  the  parish  of  Bishopsgate  £20^, 
to  be  paid  on  her  twenty  first  birthday,  and  a  silver  porringer  and  spoon 
marked  R.H.;  to  Elizabeth  daughter  of  Michael  Mitchell  of  the  same 
parish  20s  for  a  mourning  ring  ;  and  the  residue  to  John  Nodder  whom 
she  constituted  executor.  Witnesses  :  Jos  Gilding,  Damer  Moffitt, 
Elizabeth  Gilding,  Mary  Gilding.  Vellum:  two  skins  18^X14^  and 
7X6,  seal  missing.  Notes :  the  grant  was  from  the  Archbishop  of 
Canterbury,  and  the  deputy  registrar  was  Thomas  Welham.  From  the 
grant  it  appears  that  Hasleforth  was  in  the  parish  of  Eyam  co  Derby. 

586  1721  Thursday  May  11th,  in  the  7th  year  of  George  I.      Copy  of  Court 

Roll  (Lat.)  of  the  manor  of  Brownswood  alias  Brondeswood  co  Middlesex 
records  that  at  a  Court  Baron  of  Thomas  Allen  esquire  and  John  Aldridge 
gentleman,  held  on  the  above  date,  Zacharias  Craddock  was  admitted 
tenant  of  various  moieties  and  parts  of  copyhold  lands  and  messuages 
situate  near  to  Newington  in  the  parish  of  Hornsey,  acquired  by  his  father 
John  Craddock  citizen  and  haberdasher  of  London  at  Courts  Baron  of 
17th  February  1684-(5),  and  20th  March  1684(-5),  which  lands  amounted 
altogether  to  two  copyhold  messuages  or  tenements,  of  which  one  part 
was  in  the  occupation  of  .  .  .  Maidstone  widow,  one  part  being  vacant, 
and  the  third  part  in  the  occupation  of  William  Eden ;  all  of  which  John 
Craddock  had  surrendered  to  the  uses  of  his  will  in  a  writing  dated 
18th  April  1716.  Before  the  holding  of  this  court  both  John  Craddock  and 
his  wife  Elizabeth  had  died.     Vellum  :  one  skin  19j  x  15. 


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MISCELLANEOUS    DOCUMENTS. 


(1779)  February  12th,  in  the  19th  year  of  George  III.  Copy  Writ 
(Engl.)  in  a  plea  of  trespass  Schofield  v  Thornton  and  warrant  to 
defend  endorsed.     Paper:  one  sheet  12x4. 

(1779)  June  4th,  in  the  19th  year  of  George  III.  Writ  (Engl.)  in  the 
action  Schofield  v  Thornton,  in  a  plea  of  trespass.  Vellum  :  one  skin 
13x2i. 

1790  February  18th.  Certificate  (Engl.)  of  the  appointment  of  John 
Hall  gent,  to  be  quarter  master  in  the  10th  (or  Prince  of  Wales  Own) 
Regiment  of  (Light)  Dragoons,  by  the  Right  Honorable  William  Augustus 
Pitt,  lieutenant  general  of  His  Majesty's  Forces  and  colonel  of  the  same 
regiment.  Given  under  his  hand  and  seal.  Vellum:  one  skin  13X8, 
seal  obscure. 

1793  November  27th,  in  the  34th  year  of  George  III.  Certificate 
(Engl.)  of  the  appointment  of  John  Hall  gent,  to  be  adjutant  of  horse 
artillery,  in  His  Majesty's  Royal  Regiment  of  Artillery  ;  and  to  take  rank 
as  a  lieutenant.  Given  at  the  Court  of  Saint  James,  by  His  Majesty's 
command,  under  the  hand  of  Richmond,  master  general  of  His  Majesty's 
ordnance.  Vellum:  one  skin  16X11,  no  seal.  Notes:  the  certificate 
bears  the  original  royal  counter-signature  "  George  R." 

1795  March  25th,  in  the  35th  year  of  George  III.  Certificate  (Engl.) 
of  appointment  of  John  Hall  gentleman,  to  be  quarter  master  in  the 
28th  Regiment  of  Light  Dragoons,  by  Major  General  Sir  Robert  Laurie 
baronet,  colonel  of  the  regiment.     Vellum  :  one  skin  13  X  7i,  no  seal. 

1795  June  16th,  in  the  35th  year  of  George  III.  Certificate  (Engl.) 
of  the  appointment  of  John  Hall  gent,  to  be  cornet  in  the  28th  Regiment 
of  (Light)  Dragoons,  commanded  by  Major  General  Sir  Robert  Laurie 
bart.  Given  at  the  Court  of  Saint  James,  under  the  hand  of  Portland. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  13ix  10,  a  seal  bearing  the  royal  arms  is  impressed. 

1795  July  22nd,  in  the  35th  year  of  George  III.  Certificate  (Engl.)  of 
the  appointment  of  John  Hall  gent,  to  be  lieutenant  in  the  28th  Regiment 
of  (Light)  Dragoons,  commanded  by  Major  General  Sir  Robert  Laurie 


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baronet.  Given  at  the  Court  of  Saint  James,  by  His  Majesty's  command, 
under  the  hand  of  Portland.  Vellum:  one  skin  13^X9,  impressed  seal, 
in  paper.  Notes  :  the  certificate  bears  the  original  royal  counter-signature 
"  George  R." 

733  1795  July  22nd,  in  the  35th  year  of  George  III.     Certificate  (P2ngl.)  of 

the  appointment  of  John  Hall  gent,  to  be  adjutant  to  the  28th  Regiment  of 
(Light)  Dragoons,  commanded  by  Major  General  Sir  Robert  Laurie 
bart.  Given  at  the  Court  of  Saint  James,  under  the  hand  of  Portland. 
Vellum  :  one  skin  13  X  10,  a  seal  bearing  the  royal  arms  is  impressed. 

741  1795    December    25th,   in    the   36th   year   of    George    HL     Certificate 

(Engl.)  of  the  appointment  of  Henry  Valentine  Mumbee  Hall  gentleman, 
to  be  quarter  master  to  His  Majesty's  28th  Regiment  of  Light  Dragoons, 
commanded  by  Major  General  Sir  Robert  Lawrie  baronet,  colonel  of  the 
regiment.     Given  under  his  hand.     Vellum  :  one  skin  11^  x  7,  no  seal. 

738  1803  August  27th,  in  the  43rd  year  of  George  HL  Certificate  (Engl.) 
of  the  appointment  of  John  Hall  gent,  to  be  quarter  master  to  the  3rd 
Battalion  of  Reserve,  commanded  by  Colonel  William  Lumley.  Given 
at  the  Court  of  Saint  James,  by  His  Majesty's  command,  under  the  hand 
of  C.  Yorke  (?).  Vellum:  one  skin  13X9,  impressed  seal,  in  paper. 
Notes :  the  certificate  bears  the  original  roj'al  counter-signature 
"  George    R." 

739  1803  October  15th,  in  the  43rd  year  of  George  IH.  Certificate  (Engl.) 
of  the  appointment  of  John  Hall  gent,  to  be  adjutant  to  the  3rd  Battalion 
of  Reserve,  commanded  by  Colonel  William  Lumley,  and  to  take  rank  as 
ensign.  Given  at  the  Court  of  Saint  James,  by  His  Majesty's  command, 
under  the  hand  of  C  Yorke.  Vellum  :  one  skin  13i  X  9i,  impressed  seal, 
in  paper.  Notes  :  the  certificate  bears  the  original  royal  counter-signature 
"  George  R." 

740  1805  April  .  .  .  ,  in  the  45th  year  of  George  HI.  Certificate  (Engl.) 
of  the  appointment  of  John  Hall  gent,  to  be  adjutant  to  the  3rd  Garrison 
Battalion,  commanded  by  Major  General  Thomas  Maitland  ;  and  to  take 
rank  as  lieutenant.  Given  at  the  Court  of  Saint  James,  by  His  Majesty's 
command,  under  the  hand  of  Hawkesbury  (?).  Vellum  :  one  skin  13x9, 
impressed  seal,  in  paper.  Notes  :  the  certificate  bears  the  original  royal 
counter-signature  "  George  R." 

736  1812   February  27th,  in  the  52nd  year  of  George  III.     Certificate  (Engl.) 

of  the  appointment  of  John  Hall  esquire,  to  be  captain  in  the  Canadian 
Fencible   Infantry,  commanded    by   Major   General  Thomas   Peter;    by 


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command  of  His  Royal  Highness  the  Prince  Regent,  in  the  name  and 
on  behalf  of  His  Majesty.  Vellum  :  one  skin,  15  X  12,  no  seal.  Notes  : 
the  certificate  bears  the  original  counter-signature  "  George  P.K." 

1854  Indenture  of  Release  (Eng.),  to  take  eflect  by  virtue  of  an  Act  of 
New  South  Wales,  between  John  Bennett  of  the  city  of  Melbourne, 
Victoria  merchant,  John  Sinclair  of  Collingwood  near  Melbourne  carter 
and  James  Carrington  Blackburn  of  Collingwood  carter,  relating  to  land 
in  Jika  Jika  co  Bourke,  Victoria ;  which  is  fully  described  in  the  method 
used  in  America  and  the  Colonies.  The  deed  is  not  signed,  attested  nor 
completed.      Vellum  :  one  skin  in  book  form,  each  page  13  X  12,  no  seals. 


ANCIENT  MANUSCRIPT  BOOKS  &>  ROLLS 


(1384)  from  the  Feast  of  Saint  Michael  Archangel  (September  29th),  in 
the  8th  year  of  Richard  II,  to  the  same  Feast  in  the  9th  year.  Compotus 
Roll  (Lat.)  of  William  Neelson,  reeve  of  the  manor  of  Conesburgh.  This 
is  a  single  sheet  of  parchment  25X12,  at  the  right  hand  of  which  has 
been  sewn  a  portion  of  an  account  roll  of  the  same  manor  for  the  same 
period,  presented  by  Ralph  Clerk,  locum  tenens  of  Henry  Westby. 
Neelson's  account  contains  only  the  credit  side,  namely,  the  profits  of  the 
manor,  under  the  heads  :  rents  of  assize,  works  and  customary  services, 
farms  of  the  demesne  land  and  meadows,  leases  of  grazing  and  sales  of 
ashtrees,  and  perquisites  of  courts.  Frisby,  Denyngby  and  Braythewell 
were  included  in  the  scope  of  the  account.  Clerk's  account  is  incomplete, 
but  it  seems  to  be  concerned  with  the  same  profits.  Westby  appears  to 
have  been  constable  of  the  castle.  The  whole  manuscript  is  badly 
preserved  and  almost  illegible. 

1431-2  from  the  Feast  of  Saint  Michael  Archangel  (September  29th), 
in  the  10th  year,  to  the  same  feast  in  the  11th  year  of  Henry  VI. 
Compotus  Rolls  (Lat.)  of  various  manors  belonging  to  Matilda  of  York 
Countess  of  Cambridge.  This  lady  was  the  second  wife  of  Richard 
Earl  of  Cambridge,  who  was  the  second  son  of  Edmund  Duke  of  York 
and  grandson  of  Edward  III.  She  was  the  daughter  of  Thomas,  Lord 
Clifford  and  Elizabeth,  daughter  of  Thomas  Lord  Rosse  of  Hamlake. 
The  manors  from  which  she  received  the  profits  appear  to  have  come 


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to  her  by  way  of  dowry,  from  her  second  husband  John,  Lord  Latymer, 
who  died  9  Henry  VI  seised  of  the  manors  of  Sinhngton,  Skampeston  and 
IMarten-super-Sevene.  She  died  25  Henry  VI. — (l)  Compotus  of  John 
Forster  stockkeeper,  Michaelmas  to  Michaelmas  10-11  Henry  VI.  This 
roll  is  of  considerable  interest  as  giving  the  prices  of  stock  at  the  time. 
'  The  same  John  answers  for  £22  received  for  40  oxen  sold  to  William 
Prank  and  William  Fox  of  Scarborough  and  for  £6  3s  4d  received 
for  10  oxen  sold  to  the  prior  of  Gysburgh,'  and  for  *  9s  6d  received  from 
1  cow  sold  to  William  Jackson  '  .  .  .  '  and  for  9s  received  from  1 
young  bullock  sold  to  a  certain  butcher  of  Scarborough,'  and  '  for  16d 
for  the  flesh  of  one  bullock  which  died  of  murrain '  (a  considerable 
percentage  of  the  cattle  seem  to  have  been  lost  by  murrain).  The 
stockkeeper  paid  smaller  prices  for  cattle  bought  for  fattening  purposes. 
And  for  two  young  oxen  bought  from  William  Westeren  vis.  id.'  Other 
details  are  given  relating  to  farm  properties.  '  And  for  2  markyngyrens 
bought  from  Richard  Norham  for  marking  the  lady's  beasts  lOd.  And 
for  2  hanging  bolts  bought  for  two  gates  of  the  forest  this  year  6d. 
And  for  2  hopes  of  iron  and  4  stapels  of  iron  bought  for  posts  of  the 
gates  2d.'  There  are  references  to  the  manors  of  Danby,  Fryopp,  and 
Sinyngton. — (2)  Compotus  of  John  Robynson  and  Robert  Leventon 
agistators  of  the  manor  of  Danby.  This  account  deals  with  rents  for 
grazing,  or  agistments. — (3)  Portion  of  an  account  of  some  bailiff  unnamed 
for  Danby.  On  the  receipt  side  appear  the  following  entries  '  And  for 
6d  per  annum  of  rent  of  the  prior  of  Cromond  for  permission  to  lead 
water  from  Stanegatebek  to  his  mill.  .  .  .  And  for  lOs  the  price  of 
one  cow  of  the  prioress  of  Rosdale  for  the  escape  of  her  cattle  into  the 
lordship  there  payable  at  the  feast  of  Saint  Laurence.'  A  fulling-mill 
brought  in  a  yearly  rent  of  13s  4d.  A  cornmill  called  '  Lelom  Mylne  ' 
was  rented  at  16s.  Two  other  corn-mills  were  let  at  a  rent  of  40s 
to  John  Robynson  and  Robert  Leventon  on  a  repairing  lease.  The 
lady  of  the  manor  promised  on  her  part  to  supply  the  timber,  while 
the  tenants  were  willing  to  give  up  their  lease  at  any  time  if  the 
lady  received  a  better  offer.  There  are  details  of  the  rents  of  herbages 
and  pastures  and  a  curious  entry  of  2s  6d  accruing  from  the  sale  of 
barbed  arrows.  The  whole  receipt  was  ;^100  6s  5jd.  On  the  debit 
side  is  a  long  account  of  default  of  rent,  centaining  many  interesting 
personal  and  place  names.  Another  charge  upon  the  income  is  as 
follows  :  And  for  a  certain  annuity  of  10  marks  per  annum  issuing  from 
the  manor  of  Danby  payable  at  Martinmas  and  Pentecost,  granted  to 
George  de  Ecton  and  his  heirs  by  John  Nevell  the  last  Lord  Latymer 
and  late  lord  of  the  manor  there.'  Wages  were  paid  to  the  unmounted 
foresters  Robart  de  Leventon,  John  Proddom,  Robert  Elys,  and  William 
Matthewe,  each  receiving  30s  4d  per  annum.     Foresters  no  doubt  were 


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allowed  to  take  game,  for  their  wages  were  usually  much  less  than 
those  of  ordinary  artisans.  Under  the  head  of  '  costs  of  enclosures 
of  the  forest '  appear  charges  for  fencing  and  walling  the  pastures  and 
woods  from  Closegarth  to  Fryopbrogh,  lis  2d. — (4)  Account  of  Thomas 
Frauncys  junior,  bailiff,  warden  and  parker  of  the  manor  of  Synyngton. 
The  usual  receipts  appear — rents  of  demesne  lands,  sales  of  herbage, 
perquisites  of  court  and  sales  of  wood.  Under  the  last  head  we  have 
'  And  for  28s  Id  received  from  34  Trees  called  Crankes  remaining 
there  .  .  .  and  for  other  divers  trees  and  bark  sold  there.'  On  the 
expenditure  side  are  the  '  Expenses  of  the  Chapel  ' —  For  the  wages  of 
Richard  Wryght  of  Synyngton  for  fixing  timber  with  staples  in  order  to 
make  a  reserved  space,  and  shut-off  portion  in  the  Chapel  there  and  for 
lining  the  said  space  and  place  with  carpentry,  and  timber  sawed  for  the 
"  plauncheryng  "  of  the  same,  and  for  repairing  three  doors  in  the  chapel, 
according  to  an  agreement  for  the  whole  work  made  with  him  by 
Robert  Mauleverer  the  Receiver,  33s  4d.  And  for  the  wages  of  William 
Carter  for  breaking  out  the  stone  walls  of  the  chapel  and  making  large 
holes  in  them  for  the  joists  (lez  gystes)  and  other  timber  of  the  new 
chamber,  and  for  filling  up  the  holes  and  the  old  windows  under  the 
space  of  the  said  room — six  days  at  5d  per  diem.  And  in  wages  to 
the  said  William  for  plastering  (pergettantis)  5  windows  with  lime  and 
sand,  which  windows  were  recently  blocked  up  with  clay  2s  6d.  And 
for  560  'Spykyngs'  bought  for  the  shut-off  portion  of  the  said  chapel 
and  other  works  2s  6d.  And  to  John  Baker  and  John  Burton  for 
carrying  timber  from  the  park  to  the  manor  for  the  chapel — 24  cartloads — 
2s.  And  for  the  wages  of  John  GoUand  for  tempering  mortar  and 
supplying  William  Carter  with  stone  at  3d  a  day — in  all  lOjd.  And 
for  the  wages  of  John  Stele  and  Robert  de  Grene  for  plastering 
the  said  5  windows — 3s  4d.'  Another  mteresting  section  deals  with  the 
'  costs  of  burning  lime ' — '  And  for  wages  of  John  Baker  and  John  de 
Burton  for  carrying  24  wagon-loads  of  stone  from  Ladyclose  to  the 
manor  limekiln  20d.  And  for  carrying  24  loads  of  wood  there  2s. 
And  to  John  Stele  and  Robert  de  Grene  for  sawing,  breaking  and 
splittmg  the  said  wood  2s.  And  to  William  Carter  for  breaking  (?) 
stone  for  lime  and  firing  the  said  kiln,  emptying  it,  carrying  the  lime  to 
various  buildings  in  the  manor,  placing  it  therein  and  taking  care  of  it  for 
the  stock  of  the  manor  22s  6d.  And  for  the  wages  of  John  Stele  and 
William  de  Grene  for  felling  60  stub  oaks  (stubes  quercus)  for  burning 
the  said  lime  5s.'  Among  other  items  of  expenditure  are  payments  for 
riding  on  business  to  Sir  John  Clareweaux  at  Croft-on-Tees,  and  for  riding 
down  to  Connesburgh  to  consult  with  the  lady  of  the  manor,  the  wages 
of  John  Gollon  and  Thomas  Taillour  the  palers  (palaciarii),  the  price  of 
a  lock  called  'a  stoklok,'  and  the  wages  of  two  sawyers  for  sawmg  a 


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clog  into  9  boards  for  a  pair  of  doors.  The  steward  and  receiver's 
wages  are  given  and  their  expenses  in  attending  the  audit  and  in 
enrolHng  their  accounts.  Altogether  the  expenditure  on  this  account 
totalled  £1Q  5s  Hd,  and  only  £%  lis  9d  was  left  as  profit  to  the  lady. 
This  was  charged  further  with  the  price  of  eggs  supplied  to  her.  The 
bailiflf  was  allowed  to  retain  part  of  the  debt.  An  allowance  was  made 
for  the  expenses  of  two  persons  riding  from  Synyngton  to  Connesburgh 
with  six  bucks,  sent  by  the  steward  to  the  Lady's  Hospice  in 
Connesburgh  for  the  rejoicings  on  the  occasion  of  the  wedding  of 
Philip  Spencer  and  Joan  Clyfford.  Finally,  all  deductions  made,  the 
actual  profit  in  money  amounted  to  £Z  6s  8d. — (5)  Account  of  William 
Thomson,  '  Taillour,'  receiver  of  Fryopp,  which  appears  to  have  been  a 
part  of  the  manor  of  Danby.  This  account,  which  is  imperfect,  deals 
with  grazing-leases  of  the  meadows  and  forest  of  that  place.  Certain 
allowances  were  made  in  respect  of  items  entered  in  other  accounts. 
The  roll  is  endorsed,  '  Accounts  of  the  various  ministers  of  the  lady 
Matilda  de  Yorke  Countess  of  Cambridge  rendered  at  the  Feast  of 
St  Michael  Archangel,  in  the  11th  year  of  the  reign  of  King  Henry  VI. — 
Danby,  Synyngton,  Marten  (?)  Skampston.     County  of  York.' 

901  1489    Jakes's    Manuscript.      A  book  of  82  leaves  of  paper  8x11  with 

vellum  binding.  On  the  first  folio  is  a  note  in  Latin  "  Lahore  et  studio 
Thomae  Jakes  factus  est  hie  liber  continens  feoda  domini  Hastings, 
ratione  Marie  uxoris  eius  domine  Botreaux  Hungerford  Molins  Moyles 
anno  quinto  Henrici  Septimi  regis  Anglie,  5  H.7.  1489."  (By  the  labour 
and  zeal  of  Thomas  Jakes  was  this  book  made,  containing  the  fees  of  Lord 
Hastings,  by  right  of  his  wife  Mary,  Lady  Botreaux,  Hungerford,  Molins, 
Moyles,  the  fifth  year  of  Henry  the  seventh.  King  of  England  5  H  7 
1489).  The  whole  of  Jakes's  work  has  been  annotated  by  a  scribe  of  the 
17th  century,  "  W.B.  " ;  who  has  introduced  several  pages  of  fresh 
matter,  and  has  added  on  the  fly  leaves  at  the  end  of  the  book  an 
excellent  index  of  persons  and  places.  The  book  consists  of  extracts 
from  various  documents  of  earlier  date  relating  to  the  above  mentioned 
estates.  Hunter  refers  to  it  as  "jakes's  Manuscript,"  but  gives  no 
indication  of  ownership.  On  the  reverse  of  the  binding  is  written 
J.  G.  A.  Creswick,  Ecclesall  Grange,"  and  on  the  first  folio  "  [This 
M  S  is  the  Property  of  Mr  Edward  Goodwin  of  Sheffield  In  June  22 
1798]."     The  book  contains  the  following  information  ;  namely, 

[a)  folios  1 — 4.  A  series  of  inquisitions  i!)os^  mortem,  relating  to  estates  of  the 
Earl  of  Shrewsbury. 

(1)     17  Edward  II.     The  eschaetor's  return  of  the  fees  late  in  the  tenure 
of  Fulk  Lestraunge  deceased,  in  various  counties. 


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(2)  18  Edward  II.     A  similar  return  for  the  same. 

(3)  23  Edward  II.  A  return  of  the  fees  of  John  Lestraunge,  son  of  the 
above. 

(4)  1  Henry  VI.  A  return  of  the  fees  of  Ankarett,  late  wife  of  Richard 
Talbot  knight. 

(5)  39  Edward  III.  A  return  of  the  fees  of  T,  lord  de  Fournyvale,  des- 
cribed as  in  the  county  of  York :  i.e.,  the  castle  and  lordship  of  Sheffeld 
with  members  and  appurtenances  in  the  county  of  York  held  from 
the  Lord  King  in  chief  as  from  the  Crown,  by  homage  and  fealty, 
and  by  the  service  of  one  knight's  fee,  and  by  the  services  of  paying 
to  the  King  and  his  heirs  yearly  two  white  greyhounds  (see  Gatty's 
edition  of  Hunter's  "Hallamshire"  p  56)  at  the  Feast  of  the  Nativity 
of  Saint  John  Baptist,  etc.     See  Appendix,  page  324. 

(b)  folios  5 — 38.  A  series  of  documents  relating  to  the  honour  of  Leicester. 

(1)  4  Ed.  III.  A  feudary  of  Henry  Earl  of  Lancaster  of  the  honour  of 
Leicester  in  various  counties,  from  which  he  levied  an  aid  for 
knighting  his  eldest  son. 

(2)  Fees  of  the  honour  of  Leicester  "  from  which  Edmund,  Earl  of 
Leicester  received  scutage." 

(3)  Extracts  from  "a  certain  Feudary  made  by  Simon  Pakeman,  steward 
of  the  said  Honour  1  March  18  Edward  III. 

(4)  Extract  from  "  a  certain  ancient  Roll  containing  the  words  '  Ces 
sount  le  feez  del  honore  de  Leycestre  dount  mon  seignour  ad  Receu 
lescuage.'  " 

(5)  A  list  of  those  who  were  not  present  before  "  Lord  S  de  Pateshill  ad 
Bedford."     (tempore  Henry  III.) 

(6)  Further  extracts  from  (l). 

(7)  Extract  from  "  a  certain  ancient  Roll  of  the  fees  of  the  Honour  of 
Leicester  in  divers  counties."  (then  in  the  hands  of  the  "  Duke  of 
Lancaster.") 

(8)  Extract  from  an  inquisition.     3  Ed.  I  (?) 

(9)  Account  of  Ralph  Cokkyng,  collector  of  an  aid  in  the  county  of 
Somerset  on  the  marriage  of  the  Lady  Blanche. 

(10)  Further  extracts  from  (l). 

(11)  Fees  of  Sir  William  Burdet,  held  of  the  Earl  of  Leicester,  before  the 
county  was  divided  between  Simon  de  Montford  (sic)  (grandfather  of 
the  famous  Simon  de  Montfort)  and  his  wife  (Amicia  daughter  of 
Robert  de  Beaumont,  Earl  of  Leicester)  and  Sahern  de  Quincy  and 
his  wife  (?)  from  "  an  ancient  Feudary  of  the  period." 

(12)  An  extract  from  a  book  of  Mr.  Stafford  of  Blotherwick  made  by 
W.B.  1610. 

(13)  A  record  of  "  Recognicionum  et  Finium  factorum  in  respectu 
homagii  "  10  Oct  1   Henry  V."      (Acknowledgments,  and  fines  paid 


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in  respect  of  homage)  relating  to  the  Duchy  of  Lancaster  and  the 
honour  of  Leicester. 

(14)  Ditto  for  2  Henry  V. 

(15)  An  extract  from  the  register  of  Fines.     Roll  450  21  Richard  IL 

(16)  A  list  of  manors  in  the  honour  of  Leicester. 

(17)  Account  of  Thomas  Acard,  collector  of  an  aid  in  the  counties  of 
Derby,  Stafford,  Leicester,  Nottingham  and  Warwick  on  the  marriage 
of  the  Lady  Blanche,  eldest  daughter  of  Henry  IV.     3  Henry  IV. 

(c)  folios  38 — 44.       A    series    of     documents     relating    to    the    honour    of 

"  Wynchestre." 

(1)  Partition  of  the  knights  fees  of  Roger  Quincy,  formerly  Earl  of 
Wynchester,  made  at  Saint  Neots  on  the  vigil  of  the  Holy  Trinity 
A.D.  1277,  between  the  coheirs  of  the  same,  by  the  attorneys  of  the 
interested  parties,  Margaret  de  Ferers,  Countess  of  Derby,  Elen  la 
Zouche,  and  Alexander  Comyn,  Earl  of  Bouham  (Dugdale  gives 
"  Boghan  ")  and  Elizabeth  his  wife. 

(2)  Accounts  of  the  stewards  of  the  honour  of  Winchester  in  the  counties 
of  Leicester  and  Warwick  at  Michaelmas  13  Henry  IV. 

(3)  Extracts  from  the  Book  of  Knights  Fees,  6  Henry  VI,  and  The  Book 
of  Aids  20  Edward  III   relating  to  the  fee  of  Everyngham. 

(d)  folios  45b — 50a.     Account  of  John  de  Sandersted,  Sheriff  of  Leicester  and 

others,  collectors  of  an  aid  in  the  county  of  Leicester.  20  Edward  III. 
(The  Book  of  Aids). 

(e)  folios  51 — 52.     Fees  of  the  Earl  of  Shrewsbury  which  belonged  to  Aymer 

de  Valence  late  Earl  of  Pembroke  as  of  the  honour  of  the  castle  of 
Goderich  with  five  and  a  half  knights'  fees  held  by  "  Robert  Veer  " 
Earl  of  Oxford. 

(/)  folios  53 — 54.  A  feudary  of  manors,  lands  and  tenements  held  by  William 
Botreaux,  Lord  Botreaux  17  Henry  VI,  "  which  now  ought  to  be  in 
the  hand  and  possession  of  Edward  Hastings  knight,  as  in  the  right  of 
Mary  his  wife.  Lady  Botreaux,  Hungerford,  Molens  and  Mules 
5  Henry  VII  extracted  by  Thomas  Jakes." 

(g)  folio  55a. — Account  of  Thomas  atte  Fenne,  sheriff  of  Cornwall,  collector 
of  an  aid  for  knighting  the  King's  eldest  son  20  Edward  III.  (The 
Book  of  Aids). 

{h)  folios  55b — 57.  Extract  from  the  Exchequer  Book  of  Fees  (Testa  de 
Nevill  or  Liber  Feodorum),  concerning  an  aid  granted  19  Henry  III 
for  marrying  his  sister  Isabell  to  Frederick,  Emperor  of  the  Romans, 
from  the  lands  of  Sir  William  de  Botreaux. 

Extract  from  "an  ancient  Roll"  containing  an  inquisition  made 
7  Edward  I. 


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(i)  folios  59— 61a.  Extract  from  The  Red  Book  of  the  Exchequer  folio 
Ixxxv,  relating  to  a  return  of  fees  in  the  rape  of  Hastyngs  held  by 
John  Count  d'Eu,  made  to  Henry  III. 

(y)  folios  61b — 63.  Extracts  from  an  account  of  the  collectors  of  an  aid 
granted  in  the  county  of  Sussex  20  Edward  III  for  knighting  his 
eldest  son,  with  further  extracts  21  Edward  III  relating  to  the  rape 
of  Hastyngs  (The  Book  of  Aids). 

(k)  folios  64 — 68.  A  feudary  of  William  Lord  Hastyngs,  of  the  honour  of 
the  rape  of  Hastyngs  made  9  Edward  IV. 

(l)  folio  69a  A  list  of  the  fees  of  "  Chokes,"  which  had  been  forfeited  into 
the  hand  of  King  Edward  III  from  John  de  Fienles  and  regranted 
to  John  de  Molyns. 

(m)  folio  69b  The  fees  of  Hugh  de  Herdebervve  of  the  franchise  of  Leicester 
tempore  Edward  III. 

(«)  folio  70  Fees  belonging  to  the  manors  of  Stoke,  Molyns,  Wendover, 
Aston  and  Ilmere,  tempore  Edward  III. 

(o)  folio  71a  Fees  lately  belonging  to  Lord  Molenz  in  the  county  of  Oxford 
and  then  to  Lord  Hastyngs,  extracted  from  the  "  old  book  of  the 
Exchequer  concerning  fees  "  (The  Testa  de  Nevill  ?). 

ip)  folio  71b  Extract  from  a  rental  of  Henley-on-Thames,  made  by  the 
bailiff  of  that  town.     19  Edward  III. 

(q)  folio  72  List  of  the  freeholders  of  Henley-on-Thames  owing  suit  to  Lord 
Hastyngs. 

{r)  folio  73b  Notes  relating  to  the  descendants  of  "Thomas  Marqueis  Dorset 
and  Cecill  hys  wyff  doughter  and  heir  to  the  lorde  haryngton  & 
Bonvile." 

(s)  folio  74  Knights  fees,  formerly  held  by  Nicholas  de  Moeles,  Lord  de 
Moles,  afterwards  by  Lord  de  Botreaux  and  Thomas  Courteney,  and 
finally  by  Erward  Lord  de  Hastyngs,  as  ascertained  by  the  King's 
Eschaetor  12  Edward  III  and  23  Edward  III. 

(t)  folios  76 — 80  Extract  from  The  Book  of  Knights  Fees  in  the  Exchequer 
in  the  custody  of  the  King's  Remembrancer,  relating  to  Wiltshire 
(6  Henry  VI). 

(u)  folio  81  Extract  from  "the  Book  of  a  Reasonable  Aid"  in  the  Exchequer 
in  the  custody  of  the  King's  Remembrancer  relating  to  Somerset. 
(Probably  Book  of  Aids  20  Edward  III). 


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(v)  folios  83— 84a  Fees  of  Sir  Ralph  Hastyngs  belonging  to  the  manor  of 
Slengesby  in  the  counties  of  York  and  Northampton  (tempore 
Edward  III) 

(iv)  folio  84b  Final  concord  17  Edward  III  between  Ralph  de  Hastyngs 
"  Chivaler  "  plaintiff  and  William  son  of  William  de  Wyvell,  whereby 
the  former  acquired  the  manors  of  Slyngesbi,  Sledmere  and  Colton. 

902  Second  half  of  the  15th  century.     Manuscript  Regfister  of  Deeds  (Lat.) 

undated  but  in  a  late  15th  century  hand,  containing  21  leaves  of  vellum 
numbered  25-28,  30-32,  35-40  (two  being  numbered  38),  45,  50-52,  55-57. 
The  leaves  are  lOf  X  7^,  and  there  are  three  sheets  of  paper  8*  X  6.  The 
earliest  deed  is  dated  1320  and  the  latest  1450.  The  bulk  of  the  deeds 
are  feoffments,  but  there  are  also  quit  claims,  memoranda,  letters  of 
attorney  and  a  survey.  An  interesting  deed  is  numbered  Ixv  f  55,  and 
is  a  confirmation  of  seisin,  given  by  Richard  Duke  of  York  father  of 
Edward  IV  and  son  of  Richard  of  Connesburgh  Earl  of  Cambridge.  In 
all  there  are  seventy  eight  entries  including  a  few  duplicates ;  thirty-five 
deeds  relate  to  lands  in  Braithwell,  Micklebring  and  Clifton.  Doncaster 
has  eighteen  dealing  with  lands  in  Balby,  Hexthorpe,  Ouston,  Adwick-le- 
Street  and  Doncaster ;  Ravenfield  has  ten  under  the  head  of  Steristhorpe 
(Streetthorpe) ;  five  deeds  deal  with  lands  in  Sandal,  and  three  with  lands 
in  Pigburn  ;  while  Rotherham  is  represented  by  four  deeds.  The  bulk  of 
the  deeds  are  concerned  with  lands  acquired  by  a  certain  John  Vyncent 
and  his  wife  Agnes.  John  Vincent,  according  to  Hunter's  "  South  York- 
shire," vol  i,  p  131,  belonged  to  the  family  of  the  Vincents  of  Great 
Smeaton  in  Richmondshire.  He  was  agent  of  Richard  Duke  of  York  for 
his  Yorkshire  property.  For  legal  services  rendered  to  the  prior  and 
convent  of  Lewes,  he  received  a  grant  of  a  capital  messuage  called  the 
Over-hall  in  Braithwell.  He  was  slain  with  the  Duke  at  the  battle  of 
Wakefield,  1460.  Of  two  odd  deeds,  one  concerns  lands  in  Barningham 
granted  by  William  Vyncent  in  1380,  and  the  other  is  a  grant  of  lands  in 
Scarthingwelle  from  the  prior  of  the  Hospital  of  Saint  John  of  Jerusalem 
in  England,  dated  at  Eycles.  It  is  evident  from  a  comparison  of  these 
deeds  with  Hunter's  "  South  Yorkshire,"  that  Hunter  was  not  acquainted 
with  them,  and  that  they  would  have  given  him  information  on  several 
points  of  family  history,  with  regard  to  which  he  deplores  the  lack  of 
evidence.  The  separate  deeds  appear,  with  others,  in  this  catalogue  in 
their  chronological  order. 

919  1586    November   16th.     Sheffield  Castle :   "A  note  takenn   of  all   my 

L,  Armorre  by  M'-  Whyat  w'^''  came  from  Yor  Lp  from  Aurtoun  Lang- 
feld  when  Yor  Lp  Lyed  their  the  xvi**^  of  November  1586  as  followethe." 


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Imprimis  a  horsse  man  pece  for  my  L.  and  a  Case  of  pystoles 
gylded  and  Dammaske  w'*^  fiaske  and  furnituer  for  the 
same... 

Item  xxxi  Duche  pystoles  &  horseman  peeces  together 

Item  IngHshe  pystoles 

and    Casses  for  all   pystoles  as  well   the  duche  as   the 
Inglishe. 

Item  xiiii  flaskes 

Item  xxiiii  musketes 

Item  of  Callyvers    ... 

Item  Complet  armorre  for  my  Lo.  gilded  and  another  black 
gilded  for  my  Lo.  boothe  for  hors  and  f oote 

Item  viii  Curetts  of  prove... 

Item  Ixvi  Corslets  for  footte  menn 

Item  armores  for  horse  men  ...  ...  ... 

Item  almann  Revett 

Item  morryans 

Item  Scules  and  head  peecis 

Item  pickes  and  heads 

Item  a  target  and  a  fawchen 

Item  ii  Ladles  and  ii  spudles  for  gret  ordinans   ... 

Item  XX  flaskes  and  xx  Tuch  boxes  for  muskets 

Item  flaskes  &  tuche  boxes  for  colly  vers... 

Item  xxi  w'^^  are  w'hout  tuche  boxes 

Item  partysantes     ... 

Item  alberts... 

Item  blacke  billes    ... 

Item  Jacks  and  plat  coattes 

Item  harqqabushes  of  Crocke  of  Iron  xxii  &  iiii  of  bras  Armorre 
w'^^  came  from  Mr.  Berkw'hes  w'^^  was  dd  to  cella(r)  f yrst 
on  corslet  for  a  hors  man  down  to  the  knee  w'^  spoldrens 
tacis  vambracis  w**^ gorget  &  head  pece     ...  ...  ...     !• 

Item  on  other   black  Armore   w*^  tacis  vambracis  and  gorget 

and  poldrens  ...  ...  .••  ■•■  •••  •••     i* 

Item  one  whyte  armorre  w""  tacis  gorget  vambracis  &  poldrens...     i. 

Item  other  alman  ryvet  w'h  a  head  peec  for  a  hors  man  &  a 

pear  of  splents  ...  ...  ...  •■•  •••  •••     ^• 

Item  on  p iii  platted  Jackes  ...  ...  •••  •••     *• 

Endorsed:     "to   pay   at  the  deathe  of  y'  sayd  W"  Maude  or  at  the 


1. 
xxxi. 

xlii. 


xun. 

xxiiii. 

ix.'^ix, 

ii. 

viii. 

Ixvi. 

xlii. 

iii.^^ix. 

viiL^^ix. 

v.^^  X. 

xi.'''^  iiii. 

ii. 

iiii. 

Ixii. 

xxi. 

xxxvi. 

xxxiii. 

xl. 

c. 


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exchange  of  eny  Tennant  of  y"  premises  his  or  their  beste  beast  or  goods 
for  a  herryett."  Paper  :  single  sheet  foHo  size.  Notes :  The  Oxford 
Dictionary  etc  give  the  following:  pece,  piece — a  portable  fire  arm,  carbine; 
dammaske — probably  for  damascened,  inlaid  with  ornamental  designs  in 
gold  and  silver;  callyver,  caliver — a  light  kind  of  musket  or  arquebus, 
introduced  in  xvi**'  century  (it  seems  to  have  been  the  lightest  portable 
fire  arm  except  the  pistol  and  to  have  been  fired  without  a  "rest") ;  curetts — 
obsolete  form  of  cuirass ;  cuirass  of  proof  was  a  piece  of  armour  con- 
sisting of  breast  and  back  plate  made  of  tested  metal ;  almann  revett, 
almain  rivets — a  kind  of  light  armour  first  used  in  Germany,  in  which 
great  flexibility  was  obtained  by  overlapping  plates  sliding  on  rivets  ; 
morryan,  morion — a  kind  of  helmet,  without  beaver  or  visor,  worn  by 
soldiers  in  the  16th  and  17th  centuries  ;  scules,  skulls — skull-caps  of  metal ; 
^/c/^es— pikes  ;  target — a  light  round  shield;  /atc'c/?e//,  falchion — a  broad- 
sword with  curved  edge ;  ladles—"'  an  instrument  for  charging  with  loose 
powder,  formed  of  a  cylindrical  sheet  of  copper  tube  fitted  to  the  end  of  a 
long  staff."  Smyth:  Sailors'  word-book,  1867;  spudles,  spuddles — 
little  spuds  or  spades  used  for  charging  (?) ;  tiichboxes,  touchboxes — a 
box  for  touch-powder  or  priming-powder  for  the  flint-pan  of  a  musket ; 
partysantes — a  military  weapon  used  by  soldiers  in  the  16th  and  17th 
centuries,  consisting  of  a  long-handled  spear,  the  blade  having  one  or 
more  lateral  projections  variously  shaped,  so  as  sometimes  to  pass  into 
the  gisarme  and  the  halberd ;  alberts,  halberds — a  kind  of  combination 
of  spear  and  battle-axe,  consisting  of  a  sharp-edged  blade  ending  in  a 
point  and  a  spear  head,  mounted  on  a  handle  five  to  seven  feet  long; 
hlaek-bills — a  weapon  of  war  used  by  infantry,  varying  in  shape  from 
a  simple  concave  blade  with  a  long  wooden  handle  to  a  kind  of  concave  axe 
with  a  spike  at  the  back  and  its  shaft  terminating  in  a  spear  head  ;  jacks — 
a  kind  of  sleeveless  coat  or  tunic  worn  by  foot-soldiers,  usually  of  leather 
quilted,  and  in  later  times  often  plated  with  iron ;  sometimes  applied 
to  a  coat  of  mail ;  plat-coattes — coats  of  plate-armour ;  harqqehnshe  of 
crocks — an  early  type  of  portable  gun,  which  on  account  of  its  weight 
was  supported  on  a  tripod,  trestle  or  forked  "  rest."  Those  with  a  rest 
were  sometimes  called  arquebuse  a  croc,  or  harquebus  of  crocke ;  the 
croc  or  crocke  seems  to  have  been  a  hook  or  crook,  by  which  the  arque- 
bus was  fixed  to  its  rest  or  support  when  fired ;  poldrens,  pouldrens — 
shoulder  plates ;  tacts,  tasses — a  series  of  plates  depending  from  the 
corslet,  each  overlapping  the  other,  forming  a  sort  of  kilt  of  armour  to 
protect  the  thighs  and  lower  parts  of  the  trunk  ;  vambracis,  vambrace — 
a  piece  of  armour  protecting  the  forearm  from  the  elbow  to  the  wrist ; 
gorget — a  piece  of  armour  for  the  throat;  white  armour — armour  of 
burnished  steel  (?) ;  splents,  splints — overlapping  pieces  of  steel  in 
armour  often  used  for  the  knee  and  elbow  to  give  flexibility. 


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907  1597  October  26th,  in  the  39th  year  of  EHzabeth.     Court  Book  (Lat.)  of 

the  manor  of  Hope.  Two  sheets  of  paper  8X12,  evidently  detached  from 
the  court  book.  The  proceedings  of  a  Little  Court  of  John  Curson 
esquire  held  on  the  above  date  are  recorded.  Robert  Eayre  of  Dunge- 
worthe  essoined  for  absence.  The  jury  was  as  follows  : — Robert  Haughe, 
Elis  Marshall,  Ralph  Bockinge,  William  Heathecot,  Andrew  Trickett, 
Ralph  Slacke,  Ellis  Furnes,  John  Burdycane,  William  Middelton,  Henry 
Paramore,  William  Eayre  and  Thomas  Hoult.  They  presented  Edmund 
Wooddruffe  gentleman,  John  Hadfild  senior,  George  Morton,  Silvester 
Marten,  George  Hadfeild  for  default  of  suit  of  court.  They  also  presented 
that  Wihiam  Smethe  had  died  seised  of  a  messuage  and  oxgang  in  Hope, 
that  his  son  Ottwell  Smethe  was  of  full  age,  and  that  a  "  hariet  "  (heriot) 
of  the  best  beast  was  due  to  the  lord.  Ellis  Furness  surrendered  a  rod  of 
land  in  Hope  next  to  the  dwelling-house  of  William  Heathcote.  The 
land  lay  between  lands  of  Thomas  Eayre  and  Robert  Eayre  of  Dunge- 
worth,  and  was  then  in  the  occupation  of  William  Heathcote,  who  was 
at  this  court  admitted  tenant.  Edward  Sanderson  surrendered  a  cottage, 
barn,  garden  and  croft,  then  in  the  tenure  of  Ellis  Ward,  to  the  use  of 
the  same,  and  the  latter  was  admitted  tenant. 

900  Early  17th  century.      Manuscript  Register  of  Deeds  undated,  but  in 

early  17th  century  hands,  relating  to  Kilnhurst,  Rawmarshe  and  the  city 
of  York.  This  is  a  small  folio  volume  8X11^,  bound  in  coarse  parch- 
ment. It  is  possible  that  this  is  the  book  referred  to  by  Hunter 
in  "South  Yorkshire,"  vol  ii,  p  46,  where  he  says  "in  Dodsworth's 
notes  from  a  volume  of  old  deeds  relating  to  Kilnhurst,  is  mention  of 
John  de  Haplesthorpe,  living  in  1323,  son  and  heir  of  William  de 
Haplesthorpe,  who  had  Whetecroft  and  the  third  part  of  Rawmarsh." 
If  this  is  so,  the  deed  mentioned  must  have  been  in  the  earlier  and  now 
lost  portion  of  the  book.  The  register  now  consists  of  ninety  leaves  of 
paper,  several  leaves  evidently  having  been  removed  from  the  beginning. 
The  first  deed  is  numbered  75  and  in  all  there  are  one  hundred  and  four 
entries,  the  earliest  being  dated  1239  and  the  latest  1617.  It  appears  to 
have  been  compiled  for  the  use  of  John  Darley  of  York,  into  whose  hands 
came  the  properties  specified,  and  to  have  been  continued  for  a  year  or 
two  after  his  death  by  the  Ellis  family,  which  inherited  his  estates.  The 
separate  entries  appear  in  the  body  of  the  catalogue. 

903  Early   17th  century.     Manuscript  History  of  Kirkstali  Abbey  (Lat). 

This  document  consists  of  five  small  folio  sheets  of  paper  8X12,  sewn 
together  in  book  form,  with  about  sixty  lines  of  small  neat  writing,  on  each 
of  the  first  nine  pages.  It  is  headed  "  ffundatio  abbattiie  (sic)  de  Kirk- 
stall,"  and  endorsed  on  the  last  page  "  Liber  foundationis  (sic)  Monast  de 


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Kirkst :  The  Booke  of  the  foundation  of  the  Abbey  of  Kirkstall.    Drake." 
When  compared  with  the  sources  of  Kirkstall  history  given  in  Bohn's 
edition  of  Dugdale's  "  Monasticon  "   1846  vol  5,  526-553  and  Whitaker's 
"  History  of  Craven,"  it  is  seen  to  bear  a  close  relation  to  three  manuscript 
histories. — (l)  On    page    530,    number    ii,    Bohn's   edition  of   Dugdale's 
"  Monasticon,"  vol  5,  a  transcription  is  given  of  a  manuscript  "  Funda- 
tionis  Historia    .     .     .    inter  codices  per  Willelmum   Cantuar  .  archiep  . 
collatos  .   G.9.  fol   129a."      This   manuscript    (number   903)    runs    prac- 
tically word  for  word  with  the   Bodleian  history,  until  the  second  part 
of  the  section  dealing  with  the  abbotship  of  Ralph  Hageth,  second  abbot, 
when  it  gives  twelve  lines  of  information  not  found  in  the  latter.      The 
two  contain  the  same  account  of  Lambert  the  third  abbot,  but  while  the 
Bodleian  manuscript  gives  "  Helias  the  monk   formerly   of    Roche  "   as 
fourth  abbot,  this,  the  Jackson  manuscript,  continues  "on  the  death  of  Abbot 
Lambert  there  succeeded  him  Abbot  Turgisius  of  sacred  memory,  a  man 
of  singular  abstinence  etc,"   and  after  seventeen   lines  of    story,   gives 
Helias  as  the  fifth  abbot.      The  Bodleian  manuscript  ends  here,  except 
for  a  final  note  common  to  both,  while  the  Jackson  manuscript  continues 
with  a  list  of  abbots  to  Hugh  de  Grimston  1284,  fifteenth  abbot.      After- 
wards we  have  a  series  of  legal  documents,   grants,  protections  etc,  of 
various  dates ;  and  on  page  9  appears  a  sixteenth  abbot.         There  suc- 
ceeded to  Hugh  de  Grymston  John  Bridesall  Anno  Dni  MCCC  HH,  a 
letter  having  been  sent  to  the  Prior  and  Convent."      The  letter  follows  in 
thirty  six  lines.     The  Jackson  manuscript  ends  like  the  Bodleian,  with 
four  lines,  containing  a  curious  error.     "It  is  found  in  the  chronicles  of 
the  Abbey  of  Kirkstall  that  in  the  fourth  year  of  King  Henry  (sic),  and  in 
the  year  of  the  Lord  MCXCIIII  in  the  month  of  August  on  the  21st  day, 
viz,  the  Kalends  of  February,  died  lord  Robert  de  Lascy  of  good  memory, 
the  second  founder  of  the  monastery  of  Kirkstall,  and  there  he  is  buried." 
It  seems  fairly  obvious  that  the   Bodleian  manuscript  and  the  Jackson 
manuscript  were  derived   from  a  common  source,  though   the   latter    is 
much  more    complete. —  (Z)    On  page  527,   Bohn's  edition  of  Dugdale's 
"  Monasticon  "  vol  5,  is  a  note  containing  a  long  quotation  from  Stevens' 
"Continuation"  vol  ii,  p  37  (John  Stevens,  d  1726,  published  in  1722  a 
"  Continuation  of  Dugdale's  Monasticon  ").     It  runs  "The  Monasticon  in 
the  history  of  the  Foundation  of  this  monastery  mentions  only  Alexander, 
Ralph,  Lambert,  and  Helias,  whom  he   makes   the   fourth,    but    in    the 
manuscript,  communicated  by  that  learned  Antiquary  Ralph  Thoresby,  of 
Leeds,  in  Yorkshire,  Esq.  I  find  Turgsius  the  fourth  abbat,  and  Helias 
the  fifth."      On  comparing  the  abstract  given  by  Stevens  of  the  Thoresby 
manuscript,  it  would  appear  that  the  latter  contains  practically  the  same 
wording  as  the  Jackson  manuscript.     It  is  not  impossible  that  the  latter  is 
a  17th  century  copy  of  Thoresby 's  manuscript,  or  an  independent  copy  of 


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an  earlier  original,  from  which  the  Bodleian  and  Thoresby's  manuscripts 
were  also  derived.  However,  in  Bohn's  edition  of  Dugdale  vol  v,  pp 
535-538  are  given  ten  deeds  relating  to  Kirkstall  with  the  explanation  "in 
the  possession  of  Ralph  Thoresby  of  Leeds  Esq."  It  is  not  stated  whether 
these  deeds  were  to  be  found  in  the  manuscript  history.  Of  these  deeds 
so  quoted  only  two  are  to  be  found  in  the  list  of  deeds  in  the  Jackson 
manuscript,  which  is  as  follows:  1.  A  letter  from  brother  Hugh,  abbot  of 
Kirkstall  to  the  convent  of  the  same  name,  dated  on  the  morrow  of  the 
Feast  of  Saint  Martin  (Nov  12th)  1287,  dealing  with  the  monetary  diffi- 
culties of  the  abbey,  and  containing  {a)  a  writ  of  Edward  I.  (6)  A  writ 
of  Edward  I.  Oct  16th  1287  ;  addressed  to  John,  bishop  of  Ely,  Treasurer, 
(c)  A  covenant,  Saturday  after  the  Feast  of  Saint  Luke  the  Evangelist 
(Oct  18th)  1287  between  Abbot  Hugh  of  Kirkstall  and  Henry  de  Lacy 
Earl  of  Lincoln.  *  (d)  Confirmation,  Oct  27th  1287.  (e)  Writing 
obligatory  from  Henry  de  Lacy,  Earl  of  Lincoln  and  Constable  of 
Chester  to  the  abbot  and  convent  of  Kirkstall  Oct  28th  1287.  (/)  Another 
writing  obligatory  of  the  same  day.  2.  State  of  the  monastery  on  Sunday 
before  the  Feast  of  Saint  Margaret  (July  20th)  1301.  3.*  Protection  from 
Henry  III,  16th  November  1219.  4.  Delivery  by  Edward  I  of  the 
guardianship  of  Kirkstall  to  Henry  de  Lacy  20th  November  1275. 
(Those  marked  with  an  asterisk  are  quoted  in  Bohn's  Dugdale.) — (3)  In 
Whitaker's  "History  of  Craven"  pp  76-83  is  an  account  of  the  history 
of  Kirkstall.  Dr.  Whitaker  drew  his  material  from  Dugdale,  that  is, 
from  the  Bodleian  manuscript  which  he  quotes  until  the  death  of  Alexander 
the  first  abbot,  see  '"  History  of  Craven "  p  79,  note  2,  "  Chron  de 
Kirkstall.  The  style  of  one  monk  is  so  like  that  of  another,  that  I  am 
unable  to  distinguish  where  Serlo's  narrative  ends  and  that  of  his  continuer 
begins.  I  have  hitherto  been  constrained  to  write  from  the  printed 
narrative  Mon.  Ang.  vol  i,  p  854,  etc ;  but  from  this  period  Dugdale  and 
Dodsworth  began  to  abridge  their  account :  I  shall  therefore  confine 
myself,  for  the  future,  principally  to  particulars  which  they  have  omitted, 
after  premising  that  I  write  from  a  copy  of  the  Chronicle  of  Kirkstall 
among  the  Townley  MSS."  Whitaker  gives  a  very  interesting  translation 
of  the  two  letters  of  Hugh  de  Grimston  and  John  Birdsall,  omitting  the 
legal  documents,  which  he  confesses  himself  unable  to  understand.  As 
far  as  one  can  judge  from  extracts  the  Jackson  manuscript  is  a  copy 
of  either  Thoresby's  or  the  Townley  manuscript,  or  of  some  original 
common  to  both,  though  it  is  possible  that  Hugh  de  Grimston's  letter  is 
given  here  in  more  detail  than  in  either  of  these  sources.  "  Drake  " 
appears  to  have  been  a  lawyer,  and  the  manuscript  appears  to  have  come 
into  the  possession  of  the  late  Mr.  Arthur  Jackson,  together  with  several 
other  documents,  dating  from  the  16th  to  the  18th  centuries  and  relating 
to  certain  tithes  from  Barnoldswick  and  Gilkirk,  which  formerly  belonged 
to  Kirkstall  Abbey. 


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90S  1615  June  10th  to  1677  January  15th.     Sheffield  Constables  Accounts 

(Engl.)  This  is  a  small  folio  paper  book  8x12,  consisting  of  forty-one 
leaves,  some  of  which  are  blank.  The  handwritings  are  of  a  legal  type 
and  almost  invariably  clear.  At  the  head  of  each  account  appears  "  the 
charge,"  consisting  of  receipts  from  "  Sessments,"  and  occasionally  from 
"  Towne  Rentes "  and  other  sources.  On  the  same  sheet  follows  the 
expenditure  "  Whereof  disbursed  by  the  said  Constables."  Many  of  the 
items  of  expenditure  appear  year  by  year  and  are  of  little  importance,  but 
there  are  numerous  entries  which  throw  an  interesting  light  upon  Sheffield 
life  and  customs  in  the  17th  century.  The  movements  of  troops  in  the 
Civil  War  are  noted  as  far  as  they  affected  Sheffield,  and  there  are  echoes 
of  political  events.  The  following  extracts  may  give  some  idea  of  the 
contents : — 


(1614)     Disbursmts.     To  the  high  Constables  for  lame 

soldiers    ... 

and   for  &   towards  the  Repairing  of  Turne- 

bridge 

and  for  &  towards  the  provision  of  Beeves  for 

his  ma"^^  most  ho.  household  &  for  the  fee  of 

Captaine  Phillips 

and  for  &  towardes  the  governo""^^  fee  of  the 

house  of  correction 

and  for  &  towardes  the  Releife  of  the  prison"* 

in  York  Castle,  the  kings  bench  and  marshallsey 
as  appeared  by  acquittances  under  the 
high  Constables  hand  shewed  att  the  taking 
of  this  accompt 

To  Tho.  Stone  for  stocking  a  muskitt 

for  mending  of  the  Townes  Butt 

for  a  Cote  for  Steven  the  Bedle 

for  three  paire  of  hangers  and  girdles 


viiid. 


VI. s. 


xxii.s.  viii.d. 


XI. s. 


vi.s  ix  d. 


ii  s.  vi  d. 
iii  s. 

xi  s.   iv  d. 
v  s.  vi  d. 


paid  for  a  key  and  nails  to  mend  the  cage 
disbursed  about  paying  money  upon  warr'*  to 
the  high  Constables,  for  acquittances  for  the 
same,  for  conveying  of  hui  and  cryes  to  the 
next  Constables,  for  carrying  the  armour  & 
pikes  to  Rotheram,  for  money  paid  to  the 
trained  Soldiers,  for  conveying  of  warr'®  to  the 
next  constables,  for  carying  of  men  before 
Justices  of  peace,  for  money  given  to  soldiers 
and    others   that   had   passes,   and    for   other 


ii  d. 


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needf ull  businesse  about  the  Towne  as  appeared 
likewise  by  particul^"^®  shewed  att  the  taking  of 
this  accompt 

(1617)  and  for  &  towards  his  ma"^^  cariage  to  Ponte- 
fract  &  for  30*^ pounds  of  wax... 

for  the  charges  of  the  trained  soldiers  3  daies 

att  Rotheram 

To  the  Captaine  for  the  training 

For  making  the  Cuckstoole      ...  9s.  6d.'\ 

for  a  lock,  &  hoopes  for  it  &  for 

setting  them  on .. .  ...  ...  Is.  Od. 

(1618)  And  for  &  towardes  the  Repaire  of  Kighley 
bridge,  Ealand  bridge,  Kilne  bridge,  Horbury 
bridge,  Methley  bridge,  Brighthouse  bridge, 
Cottingley  bridge,  Ecclesall  bridge,  &  the 
governo""^^  fee  of  the  house  of  Correction 

for  the  charge  of  shewing  the  Armo""^  att  a 
muster  att  Rotheram,  the  trained  soldiers 
wages,  &  other  charges  about  that  businesse 

(1620)  M"^  that  the  same  first  of  June  1620  the  afore- 
said Lawrence  Pearson  paid  to  Edward  Hill 
&  Wm  Rich  (churchwardens)  for  money  by 
them  layd  downe  for  foxe  heades  &  ringing  . . . 

(1622)  for  mending  the  Butt  in  the  whicker  the  last 
year 

(1624)  for  3  black  bills  for  the  watchmen  3s  &  for 
mending  an  ould  bill  4d  in  all 

(1625)  for  4  Bandilearoes  x  s.  &  for  2  locks  for  to 
sett  on  the  stocks  or  cage  iii  s.  viii  d. 

(1626)  .  .  and  towards  the  repair  of  the  beacon  at 
Clifton.  7s  6d. 

(1630)  for  their  charges  (the  soldiers')  to  Doncaster 
about  the  statute  for  maintenance  of  Artillery 

(1633)  for  the  Releife  of  the  poore  in  the  infected 
Townes  of  Thorne,  Hatefeld,  &  Birstall    .    .    . 

(1634)  To  his  ma*'"  Purveior  (att  his  going  into  Scott- 
land)  for  Chickins  Capons  &  Butter  ... 

for  Chickens  &  Capons  att  his  Retorne 
for  post  horses  for  his  ma*'"  use  (ye  9th  of  July) 
(1637)     For  repairing  the  Townes  Armo""^,  &  for  Two 
morian  Cappes  ... 

for  the  Sessm'  charges  about  the  shipp  money 
&  paying  in  the  money  att  Rotheram... 


iiii.l.  ix.s.  viii  d. 

1  s. 

xi  s.  vi  d. 
vi  s.  iii  d. 

X  s.  vi  d. 


xlvi  s.  viii  d 


xiiii  s.   iiii  d 


X  s. 


ii  s.  vi  d. 


iii  s.  iv  d. 


xiii  s.  viii  d. 


3.     10 


01. 

0 

00. 

14 

02. 

8 

0.       5. 


10 


1.     16.       0 


8. 

2. 

6 

2. 

7. 

8 

5. 

8. 

4 

5. 

0. 

6 

0. 

19. 

11 

0. 

2. 

8 

0. 

2. 

2 

0. 

1. 

6 

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For   charges    pd   towards  the   Removeing  of 
his  ma^'®^  household  from  Ruflford  to  Notting- 
ham        ...         ...  ...          ...  ...  ...       0.       6. 

(1639)  To  the  trained  soldiers  (beeing  8)  for  their 
allowance  beeing  trained  31  daies  4  daies  att 
15d  the  Rest  at  18d  saving  one  absent  for  one 
daie 

To  the  Captaine  for  22  daies  at  2s  2d  ye  day 
for  powd®*^  &  match 
for  mending  y^  Armes  ... 
for  8  knapsacks 
for  4  cases  for  4  muskett  locks 


for  charge  att  Doncaster  att  ye  Dutchy  Court 
&  an  other  time  there  about  S*  Leonards  Spittle 

(1640)     for    mending    &    dressing    of    armo"''   &    for 

Bandilieras         ...  ...  ...  ...  ...       0.       7.       6 

for  charge  of  the  horses  and  dryv^"  that  went 
w*  the  Cart  towards  the  Armie,  and  w'^'^  was 
lost,   in  the  sale  of  2  horses  and  the  horse- 
gaires  bought  for  y*  purpose    ...  ...  ...        1.       2.       4 

Spent  on  the  Conductors  that  ledd  the  Walche 

soldiers  through  the  Towne      ...  ...  ...       0.       2.       6 

(1642)     for    charges    about    gathering    subsidies   and 

polemoney  &  about  the  protestacion   ...  ...     01.       6.       1 

for  watching  &  warding  att  the  Castle  ...     02.       7.       6 

spent  when  the  Justices  were  att  the  castle 

for   sending    men    to   Chesterfeld,   Aston    and 

other  places  about  necessary  buisinesse         ...     00.       3.       5 

(1644)  To  the  Bedle  for  5  moneths  wages  fFor  mans 
meate,  horsemeate  &  other  necessaries  for  S"^ 
Charles    Lucas  Army  as   appeareth   by   par- 

ticulers 10.     00.     00 

for  provision  &  other  necessaries  for  the  Lord 
General  Gorings  Army  as  likewise  appeareth 

by  particulers 04.     12.      10 

for    provision    &    other    necessaries    for    Coll 

Eyre  &  Coll  Millwards  Army  as  also  appeareth 

by  particulers     ... 

for  provision  and  other  necessaries  for  Maior 

Generall   Crawfords  Army  as  also  appeareth 

by  particulers 23.     09.     03 


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(1645)     For  wine,  Tobacke,  hay,  &  Otes  for  Coll  Joans 

and  Coll  Boyards  souldiers  &  horses  ...  ...     04.     13.     09 

To  the  horse  Guard  w*^"^  guarded  L:  Callender 

in  money  01.     03.     04 

In  provisions  for  the  Scotch  army  when  they 

was  going  against  Hereford     ...  ...  ...     08.     18.     09 

In  money  to  the  L :  Lowdens  Guard  .. .  ...     01.     05.     04 

To  John  White  Quarter  m*"  und^'  Coll  Lambert 

for  Otes  w'='' hee  should  have  had        03.     00.     00 

In  bread  cheese  Tobacco  &  drincke  to  David 

Lesleys  footeguard        ...  ...         ...  ...     03.     06.     09 

In  cheese  bread  drincke  Tobacco  Candles  & 

hay  for  Morgan  dragoons         ...  ...  ...     04.     03.     04 

In  cheese  bread  drincke  Muttons  &  pease  for 

Coll  Thornehills  men  at  Ollerton         09.     19.     02 

for   money   Coates   &   ye  charges  of  a  guard 
w'^''  went  to  Ringstonhill  w'^  5  men  w*^*"  were 

pressed 04.     13.     03 

for  Coales  for  the  Centryes  from  the  22'*^  of 

Aprill  untill  the  17th  of  December      07.     17.     06 

(1649)  for  12  moneths  pay  to  the  Army  081.     02.     09i 

for  a  draught  to  carry  Artillery  from  Ponte- 

fracte      001.     06.     00 

(1650)  paid  for  quartering  of  Coll  Allureds  men  at  2 
or  3  severall  times  vizt :  111  men  at  one  time 
for  2   days  &  2  nights  &  30  men  at  another 

time  at  iiid.  per  meale  ...  ...  ...          ■••  007.     06.     03 

(1652)  And  w'*^  money  received  from  the  Countess  of 

Kent        045.     11.     09 

And  from  the  Countess  of  Arrundell 023.     02.     03 

(1653)  Paid  for  ringing  of  the  bells  on  the  5th  of 
November,    for    mending    the    Stocks,    &    for 

bringing  the  Cuckstoole  up  to  Barkepoole     ...     00.     06.     02 

(1661)  Spent  and  paid  at  the  Coron"^  Quest  when  the 

boy  was  killed  in  the  Colepitt 01.     02.     00 

(1662)  To  the   Towne  waytes   &   watche    for   going 

about  the  Towne  on  the  ffaire  Evening  ...     00.     02.     00 

for  gum  powther  ...  ...  ...  •••     00.     00.     08 

spent  among  the  Lords  officers  at  the  Reareing 

of  the  Maypole 00.     02.     06 

(1663)  For    Coppying    warr'®    &    Carrying    Rolls   of 

hearth  money  to  Mr.  Wood 00.     01.     02 

(1666)     Paid  for  one  weekes  Assessm*  for  y^  millitia 

as  by  warr'  &  acquittances  appeared  ...  ...     01.     10.     04 


05. 

05. 

00 

00. 

03. 

00 

02. 

06. 

10 

00. 

05. 

00 

00. 

05. 

06 

270 

Paid  to  the  ringers  the  9th  of  June   being  a 
thanksgiveing  day  ...  ...  ...  ...     00.     15.     00 

Charges  in  apprehending  Stevenson  &  prose- 
cuting him  for  stealeing  the  Church  Lead     ...     00.     07.     00 
Charges  of  building  a  Centrie  house  at  Little 

Sheffield  moore 01.     07.     05 

Charges  about  keeping  people  from  ffulwood 

in  the  tyme  y'  the  sickness  was  att  Earn       ...     00.     00.     06 

for  watching  one  y' fell  sicke  ...  ...  ...     00.     00.     03 

(1667)  P'^  to    Elvidge   for   watching   a  man    in    the 

stocks 00.     00.     04 

Charges  of  the  Ducking  stoole  as  appeares  by 
particulars 

(1668)  To  the  whaits  for  playing  about  att  y®  faire  ... 
(1673)     Charges  about  the  Trainband  Soldiers  to  Don- 

cast^''to  meet  ye  Duke  of  Buckingham 
Paid  to  Robt  Maden  for  5  belts  for  them 
Paid  to  Robt  Bullas  for  a  Pyke  

909  (1618)  October  7th,  in  the  16th  year  of  James  I.     Court  Rolls  (Lat.) 

of  the  manor  of  Conesburgh.  These  rolls  consist  of  two  vellum  sheets 
8  X  29,  stitched  together  at  the  head,  and  written  over  on  sides.  The 
following  courts  are  recorded : — (l)  Court  Leet  of  the  Right  Hon  Henry 
Carey  knight,  Lord  Hunsdon  7th  October  16  James  I. — (2)  Court  Baron 
of  16th  November  16  James  I. — (3)  Court  Leet  with  View  of  Frank- 
pledge 8th  April  17  James  I. — (4)  Court  Baron  15th  April  17  James  I. 
— (5)  Court  Baron  31st  August  17  James  I. — (6)  Court  Baron  21st  September 
17  James  I.  The  Courts  Leet  were  occupied  with  amercements  upon  the 
tenants  for  various  petty  offences.  The  jurisdiction  of  the  lord  seems  to 
have  extended  among  other  places  over  Conisborough,  Bramley,  Harthill, 
Braithwell,  Cusworth,  Clifton,  Warmsworth,  Ravensfield,  Cresbrook, 
Dalton,  Baronbroughe.  Among  the  tenants  of  the  manor  were  people  of 
some  substance.  Sir  Samuel  Salstonstall  knight  (3s  4d),  Sir  Robert 
Swifte  knight  (3s  4d),  Leonard  Wraye  esquire  (2s),  Gervase  Copley 
(I2d),  Robert  Tirrell  esquire,  Gervase  VVestall  gentleman  (2s  6d), 
Nathaniel  Eire  gentleman  (l2d),  Richard  Mounteney  gentleman  (I2d), 
William  Goodman  gentleman  (I2d),  were  all  fined  for  default  of  suit  of 
court.  A  common  offence  among  the  holders  of  strips  in  the  common 
fields  was  that  of  allowing  their  hedges  to  fall  into  disrepair,  so  that  the 
cattle  wandered  upon  their  neighbours'  land.  Others  paid  fines  for 
breaking  the  assize  of  bread  and  beer,  keeping  unauthorized  bowling- 
greens,  rating  their  hempe  "  in  running  water  (cannabum  macceravit), 
blocking  up  footpaths,  neglecting   to  dig  ditches  at  the  end  of  selions, 


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overburdening  the  common  with  sheep,  keeping  and  selhng  tobacco 
contrary  to  the  law,  petty  assaults,  taking  firewood,  and  refusing  to  throw 
open  their  holdings  for  pasture  after  Lammas.  The  Courts  Baron  were 
occupied  with  surrenders  and  admittances,  which  appear  under  number 
909,  i-xii,  among  the  deeds  and  charters. 

1625  "  A  Rental!  of  the  King's  rents  for  the  high  Peake  in  the  right  of 
his  Dutchie  of  Lancaster  ano.  dni.  1625."  This  is  a  manuscript  book  of 
16  paper  folios,  bound  in  a  portion  of  a  vellum  indenture.  The  first  folio 
contains  an  account  of  "  palfrie  silver  "  due  from  the  various  towns  and 
villages  in  the  honour.  The  next  twelve  folios  contain  details  of  rents 
due  from  the  inhabitants  of  the  several  places.  The  last  three  folios  are 
filled  with  miscellaneous  items  such  as  "  Half  Yeare  Rents,  Herbages, 
Milnes,  Woodland,"  etc.  The  whole  MS.  is  of  considerable  interest,  as 
it  supplies  a  list  of  inhabitants  of  the  honour  of  the  High  Peak,  and  gives 
many  details  of  the  lands  held  by  them.  Payments  are  noted  as  coming 
from  "  turves  and  turveries,  coalepits,  liberties,  pinfolds,  comon  silver, 
sergenties,  intackes,  encrochments,  weistes,"  copies  (of  court  roll)  and 
leases.  Among  other  items  it  is  recorded  that  10s.  was  paid  by  The 
Earle  of  Shresburie  for  prehiminence  and  prehemtion." 

1636  November  3rd  to  1690-1  March  19th.  The  Hope  Old  Book  (Lat. 
and  Engl).  This  is  a  small  folio  court  book  of  the  manor  of  Hope,  of  50 
paper  sheets  8X12,  bound  in  thin  vellum.  Altogether  twenty-one  courts  are 
recorded,  of  which  the  first  three  are  described  as  "  Little  Courts,"  while 
the  rest  are  named  either  "  Courts  Baron  "  or  "  Great  Courts  Baron,"  one 
being  described  as  a  "  Little  Court  Baron."  Probably  the  Little  Courts, 
Courts  Baron  and  the  Little  Court  Baron  refer  to  the  same  Court  namely 
the  Little  Court  Baron.  The  Great  Courts  Baron  may  have  been  more 
important  assemblies ;  but  in  any  case  the  same  customary  tenants 
appear  as  jurors  in  both  classes  of  courts,  and  the  business  transacted  is 
of  the  same  character.  It  consisted  mainly  of  transfers  of  land  by  sur- 
renders and  admittances,  admittances  on  inheritance,  and  admittances  on 
lease.  The  land  which  thus  changed  hands  is  definitely  stated  to  be 
copyhold  in  about  half  the  entries.  In  almost  every  case  a  fine  was 
taken,  and  heriots  of  "  the  second  best  animal  "  are  enrolled  wherever  the 
jurors  presented  the  death  of  a  tenant  and  the  succession  of  his  heir,  even 
when  the  lands  are  not  described  as  copyhold.  The  word  relief," 
generally  used  under  such  circumstances  in  the  case  of  freehold  lands,  is 
nowhere  mentioned  in  this  court  book.  Both  Great  and  Little  Courts 
Baron  dealt  equally  with  copyhold  land.  There  is  no  trace  of  any  leet 
jurisdiction,  and  the  few  amercements  imposed  are  as  a  rule  for  default  of 
suit  of  court.    In  one  Great  Court  Baron  in  1670  an  offender  was  amerced 


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for  obstructing  a  path  and  another  for  breaking  the  pound.  As  regards 
civil  jurisdiction,  a  common  recovery  is  recorded  at  a  Little  Court  of 
1638,  and  at  the  same  court  a  certain  Grace  Heathcote  appeared  as 
plaintiff  in  five  pleas  of  dower,  but  no  pleadings  or  result  are  recorded. 
In  1649,  however,  Elizabeth  Froggatt  brought  forward  a  plea  of  dower, 
"  unde  nihil  habet,"  and  the  jury  granted  to  her  a  third  part  of  the 
messuages,  lands  and  tenements  of  her  late  husband  Thomas  Bockinge. 
From  1636  to  1670  "John  Gell  esquire  "  is  noted  as  lord  of  the  manor. 
After  that  the  name  appears  as  John  Gell  Barronet."  In  1679  "  Philip 
Gell  esquire"  appears  at  the  head  of  the  entries,  and  from  1689  to  the 
end  "  Philip  Gell  Barronet."  Among  the  jurors  of  the  courts  from 
time  to  time  are  the  following :  Ottwell  Smith,  Adam  Eyre,  Adam 
Balgie,  John  Parramore,  Thomas  Bockinge,  Nicholas  Grant,  John 
Briddocke,  Thomas  Slacke,  Robert  Heywood,  George  Marshall,  Antony 
Ashton,  Robert  Middleton,  Mark  Trickitt,  John  Hadfeild,  Richard  Hallum, 
Robert  Hall,  John  Burdekin,  John  Hardie,  Edmund  Balgie  gentleman, 
Thomas  Martyn,  Henry  Hoult,  Ellis  Yellott,  John  Bacon,  Francis  Frost, 
William  Johnson,  Nicholas  Staley,  John  Bennett,  Robert  Bray,  Edward 
Breadhurst,  Nathan  Woodroffe,  Martin  Bradocke,  Thomas  Stephenson, 
Thomas  Heathcote,  Francis  Daniel,  Thomas  Hollott,  Richard  Morton, 
Roger  Ray,  Henry  Furnis,  John  Dernelley,  Edward  Robotham,  Thomas 
Kirke,  and  many  others  with  the  same  surnames.  The  court  book  gives 
a  considerable  amount  of  information  about  the  descents  of  the  tenants, 
and  in  many  cases  the  metes  and  bounds  of  their  holdings  are  minutely 
described.  It  is  evident  that  much  of  the  land  in  the  neighbourhood  was 
still  unenclosed.  Thus  in  1667  there  is  an  entry.  "  Item  That  the 
Townefeilds  within  Hope  and  belongeinge  to  this  Mannour  shalbe 
yearely  stinted  and  kept  in,  untill  the  one  &  thirtith  day  of  October 
yearly,  and  the  homage  doe  elect  nominate  and  appoynt  Roberte 
Bockinge,  Thomas  Eyre,  Roberte  Bray,  and  John  Hadfeild  to  be 
overseers  and  stinters  of  the  same  for  this  yeare  next  ensueinge.  And 
it  is  Ordered  That  every  person  that  shall  breake  the  stinte  soe  to  be 
made  shall  forfeit  and  pay  to  the  lord  of  this  mannour  for  every  horse 
six  shipyings  (sic)  and  eightpence  for  every  neate  beaste,  or  five  sheepe 
three  shillmgs  foure  pence  that  he  or  they  shall  have  or  put  therein 
above  such  stinte  for  every  offence."  The  parcels  of  land  are  usually 
of  an  acre  or  a  half  acre  lying  severally  in  the  fields,  and  there  are 
frequent  references  to  butts,  selions,  headlands,  outfalls,  furlongs,  acres 
and  other  terms  characteristic  of  the  old  land  system.  Where  transfers 
of  smaller  portions  took  place  they  were  of  one  to  three  rods  in  various 
meadows,  crofts,  and  closes,  though  some  rods  lay  separately  in  the 
arable  fields.  Occasionally  "  common  of  pasture "  is  mentioned  as 
accompanying  such   conveyances,  though   it  was  not  thought  necessary 


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to  state  the  number  of  animals  which  this  right  covered.  Especially 
interesting  are  the  field-names  and  place-names,  which  preserve  many 
obsolete  rural  words,  and  which  are  well  worthy  of  study  by  local 
antiquaries.  Generally  speaking  the  fines  exacted  by  the  lords  on 
admittances  and  inheritances  appear  to  be  moderate,  considering  that 
copyhold  lands,  of  as  much  as  three  acres,  are  mentioned  as  paying  only 
two  or  three  pence  rent  per  annum  to  the  lord  in  1636;  a  cottage  and 
lands  2s  6d  in  1638;  twelve  several  rods  of  land  4s  in  1638;  a 
messuage  and  an  oxgang  of  land  2s  10|d  in  1659  ;  a  messuage,  three 
closes  and  half  an  acre  of  land  2s  2d.  Among  the  customary  tenants 
were  men  of  some  substance  in  the  district :  Eyre,  Foljambe,  Balguy, 
Gascoigne,  Borrowe,  Bagshawe  etc. 

1723April30th.  Sheffield:  "The  Verdict  of  the  Jury  of  SheffieldSoake(Engl.) 
Sworne  at  the  Court   Leet  and  Great  Court  Baron  of  the  Most  Noble 
Thomas  Duke   of  Norfolk   holden  for  his  Mannor  aforesaid  the  thirtieth 
Day    of    April!    1723    before    John    Battle    Gen.    understeward    there. 
Imprimis :  We  confirm  and  establishe  all  former  paines  heretofore  laid 
by  the   Homagers  of  this  Court  not  being  repugnant  to  the  Lawes  of 
this   Realm   to  continue  and  be  in  force  upon  the  paines  limited  and  set 
down  for  the  same  and  more  particularly   these  following :    A  pain  laid 
that    no  person  or  persons  put  any   scabbed   Horse  or   Mare  upon   the 
Commons  or  Stoned   Horse  under  the  Size  in  pain  to  forfeit  and  pay  to 
the  lord  of  the  mannor  ...  ...  ...  ...  ...       01   :   19  :   11 

Item  that  no  person  or  persons  within  Sheffield  shall  sell  any   Corn   in 
any  house  which  ought  or  is   to  be  sold  in  open  Market  on  the  markett 
day  in  pain  to  forfeit  and  pay         ...  ...  ...  ...        01   :   10  :  00 

Item  that  if  any  person  or  persons  within  this  Soake  shall  breake  any 
hedges  shall  forfeit  and  pay  to  the  Lord   ...  ...  ...        00  :  06  :     8 

We  lay  a  pain  upon  Daniel  Hawley  that  unless  he  make  a  sufficient 
ffence  to  ye  close  between  Morton  wheel  and  the  Broadwater  before 
the  fifteenth  day  of  May  next  he  shall  forfeit  and   pay  to  the  Lord  of 

ye  Manor       01   :   19  :   11 

We  lay  a  pain  upon  Joshua  Crapper  that  unless  he  make  a  sufficient 
ffence  to  his  Close  called  Pearl  near  the  Holm  Wheel  before  the 
twentieth   day   of   May   next    he    shall    forfeit   and   pay    to    ye    Lord   of 

ye  Mannor 00  :   13  :     4 

We  lay  a  pain  upon  William  Bullock  that  unless  he  make  a  sufficient  ffence 
about  a  stone  pit  w^h  he  has  lately  got  stone  out  of,  before  the  Twentieth 
day  of  July  next  he  shall  forfeit  and  pay  to  ye  Lord  ...  00  :  13  :  4 
We  lay  a  pain  upon  Thomas  Sampson  that  unless  he  make  a  sufficient 
ffence  about  his  stone  delve  belonging  to  Brown  Edge  before  the 
Twentieth  day  of  May  next  he  shall  forfeit  and  pay  to  the  Lord  of 
the  Mannor 01   :   19  :   11 


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We  lay  a  pain  upon  John  Ridge  that  unless  he  throw  down  the 
Incroachment  to  ye  highway  wch  he  has  made  in  the  Nook  Lane  before 
the  fifteenth  day  of   May  next  he   shall   forfeit  and  pay  to  the  Lord  of 

the  Manner 01   :   19  :   11" 

Next  follow  amercements  for  absence  from  the  court.  Under  the  head 
of  "Sheffield  Town";  fifty  three  persons  were  fined.  "Sheffield  Park," 
nine.  "  Sheffield  Soake,"  nineteen.  "  Hallam  and  flTulwood,"  forty  five. 
"  Heeley,"  seven.  A  few  were  "  pardoned,"  the  rest  paid  4d  a  piece. 
The  jury  then  made  various  presentments;  Thomas  Wilson  of  Sheffield 
had  purchased  a  parcel  of  land  near  Shale  Moor ;  Elizabeth  Morton 
had  died  seised  of  a  cottage  called  Pingle  House,  which  she  had  devised 
to  John  Morton  of  Harthill ;  John  Hoyland  late  of  Lidgate  had  died 
seised  of  a  parcel  of  land  at  Nether  Hallam,  his  son  and  heir  being  John 
Hoyland  of  Consbrough  ;  the  same  had  died  seised  of  a  parcel  of  land  at 
Over  Hallam  which  he  had  devised  to  his  son  George  Hoyland.  A 
pain  was  laid  on  Simon  Webster,  "  that  if  he  fetch  any  more  earth,  sand 
or  mortar  out  of  Nether  Hallam  he  shall  forfeit  and  pay  to  the  Lord 
of  the  Manor  01  :  19  :  11,"  and  another  on  Joseph  Barnes  "that 
unless  he  make  a  Wall  betwixt  the  Highway  and  Rowell  Bridge  Wheel, 
before  the  tenth  day  of  July  next,  he  shall  forfeit  and  pay  to  the  Lord  of 

the  Mannor 01   :   19  :   11" 

The  verdict  was  signed  by  the  jurors  :  Josa  Sanderson,  Wm  Haworth, 
Willom  Jarvis,  Robert  Kirk,  John  Green,  John  Beadson,  Nathan  Morton, 
Edwrd  Nichols,  John  Fisher,  George  Ibbottson,  Robert  Armfield,  John 
Ashforth,  Edward  Lockwood.     Paper  :  double  sheet  of  folio. 


FRAGMENTS   OF   BREVIARIES   AND 
ILLUMINATED   MSS. 


911  Fragment  of  a  Breviary  (Lat.)  consisting  of  two  leaves  of  vellum,  9X16, 

with  double  columns  of  thirty-five  lines,  written  in  square  English  minus- 
cules, in  a  fifteenth  century  hand.  The  ornamental  initial  letters  are  in 
blue  with  lace  work  and  flourishes  in  red  ink,  extending  down  the  columns. 
The  two  leaves  were  evidently  used  as  a  cover  for  documents,  for  there  is 
a  note  at  the  foot  of  one  page,  "  Wills  proved  in  the  Archdeaconry  of 


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Stowe  A.D.  1572,  1573  and  1574."  On  the  other  page,  a  bond  from 
Thomas  Tompsonne  of  Lincoln  Tailor  to  Thomas  Taillor  of  the  same  is 
written  at  the  foot. 

912  Fragment  of  a  Manuscript  Book  (Lat.)  consisting  of  four  leaves  of 
vellum  92  X  14,  with  double  columns  of  twenty-seven  lines  on  each  page, 
with  glosses  in  all  the  margins.  The  writing  is  in  small  minuscules  of  an 
Italian  character,  and  appears  to  belong  to  the  late  fourteenth  century. 
There  are  ornamental  initial  letters  in  red,  blue  and  gold.  The  book  is  a 
treatise  on  ecclesiastical  or  canon  law. 

913  Fragment  of  a  Manuscript  Book  (Lat.)  consisting  of  six  leaves  of  vellum 
9X12,  with  double  columns  of  fifty-seven  lines.  The  writing  is  in  a  small 
minuscule  and  of  a  dull  untidy  type,  probably  of  the  early  or  middle  four- 
teenth century.  Initial  letters  are  in  blue,  with  leaf -ornamentation  in  the 
loops  and  flourishes  in  red  ink.  The  topics  treated  are :  witnesses, 
betrothals,  marriages,  the  right  of  clergy  and  monks  to  engage  in  secular 
business,  regular  clergy,  and  those  taking  the  veil,  etc.  In  the  margin 
are  a  few  pen-sketches  of  the  heads  of  friars  and  monks,  hooded  and 
showing  the  tonsure. 

914  Fragment  of  a  Manuscript  Book  (Lat.),  consisting  of  ten  leaves  of 
vellum  approximately  12  X  16,  with  double  columns  of  fifty-four  lines  on 
each  page,  and  a  gloss  running  round  the  margins.  The  writing  is  in 
large  clear  minuscules  and  appears  to  belong  to  the  late  thirteenth  century. 
The  initial  letters  are  simply  designed,  in  red  and  blue,  without  marginal 
ornamentation.  Notes  in  a  later  hand  are  found  in  the  margins  and 
numerous  sketches  of  heads.  The  book  is  evidently  a  statement  of  canon 
law.  Among  the  topics  treated  are  the  following :  namely,  "  What  a  man 
ought  to  know  who  is  to  be  ordained  bishop "  ;  "  Unlearned  men  and 
vicious,  seeking  worldly  gain  ought  not  to  be  ordained  bishops  "  ;  Men  of 
ill  fame  cannot  accuse  men  of  good  fame  "  ;  "  A  heretic  can  bear  witness 
against  a  heretic."  There  are  frequent  quotations  from  Eusebius,  Gregory, 
Augustine,  Gelasius,  and  the  Canons  of  Councils. 

915  Two  leaves  from  a  Church  Service  Book  (Lat.)  with  music,  vellum 
9X12.  As  the  leaves  are  cut  at  the  head,  it  is  impossible  to  give  the 
number  of  lines.  The  initial  letters  are  plainly  written  in  red  and  blue. 
From  the  late  character  of  the  writing  the  MS.  appears  to  belong  to  the 
late  fifteenth  or  early  sixteenth  century. 

916  (a)  Fragment  of  a  Manuscript  Book  (Lat.),  consisting  of  two  leaves  of 
faintly  lined  vellum  7  X  9i,  with  a  single  column  of  thirty-three  lines  on 
each  page.     The  writing  is  a  very  clear  rounded  type  of  bookhand,  with 


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small  capital  letters  dotted  with  red,  and  appears  to  belong  to  the  late 
thirteenth  century.  The  argument  deals  with  oaths,  and  a  distinction  is 
drawn  between  innocent  and  guilty  oaths,  enforced  by  quotations  from 
Saint  Augustine. — (b)  A  similar  fragment  of  two  leaves  of  unlined  vellum 
of  the  same  size  and  number  of  lines,  and  in  the  same  handwriting.  There 
are  two  larger  capitals  in  blue  and  red.  The  argument  concerns  the 
distinction  between  heresy  and  schism,  and  may  have  been,  together 
with  (a),  part  of  a  collection  of  treatises  on  canon  law. 

917  Fragment  of  a  Manuscript  Book  (Lat.),  consisting  of  two  leaves  of  lined 
vellum  8X  12,  with  a  double  column  of  forty-three  lines  each  on  the  page. 
The  writing  is  in  a  clear,  small  and  fairly  regular  minuscule  in  very  black 
ink.  The  capital  letters  are  large  with  graceful  lines  in  the  loops,  and  an 
ornamentation  of  flowing  lines  is  continued  above  and  below  the  letter 
at  the  side  of  the  column.  The  stem  of  the  "  t  "  is  not  continued  above 
the  cross,  and  the  upper  loop  of  the  "a"  is  generally  left  open.  Possibly 
a  MS.  of  the  middle  thirteenth  century.  The  argument  proceeds  along 
lines  of  mediaeval  logic,  and  deals  in  general  with  the  seven  mortal  sins, 
and  in  particular  with  the  various  forms  of  pride  and  their  veniality. 

918  (a)  Small  fragment  of  a  Manuscript  Book  (Lat.),  vellum  approximately 
4X12,  with  sixty  imperfect  lines  of  writing  on  each  side.  The  handwriting 
is  a  neat  and  clear  minuscule,  and  the  letters  are  of  an  angular  type. 
It  appears  to  be  of  the  late  fourteenth  century.  The  argument  concerns 
the  nature  of  angels. — (b)  Small  fragment  of  a  Manuscript  Book  (Lat.), 
vellum  approximately  4x  12,  with  fifteen  lines  in  each  of  two  columns  on 
both  sides.  The  handwriting  is  clear  and  moderately  rounded,  and  is 
probably  of  the  fourteenth  century.  The  sinfulness  of  certain  actions  is 
discussed. 


HUNTER    MSS. 


1056  A  Volume  9X13J,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "Hunter  Yorkshire 

Records."  This  contains  manuscript  notes  in  various  hands,  including 
Hunter's,  on  sheets  of  foolscap  bound  together;  and  they  relate  to  Ponte- 
fract,  Staincross,  Halifax,  and  Rotherham.  This  is  one  of  37  volumes 
constituting  lot  468  at  the  sale  in  1895,  of  the  Phillipps  Collection,  when 
the  lot  was  purchased  for  the  late  Mr.  Arthur  Jackson. 


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1057  A  Volume  8X  10|,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "  Hunter's  Doncaster 
Collection."  This  contains  miscellaneous  notes,  extracts,  and  pedigrees 
in  various  hands,  including  Hunter's,  on  sheets  of  various  sizes,  bound 
together  and  relating  to  families  and  places  in  and  around  Doncaster. 
This  was  part  of  the  Phillipps  Collection,  see  number  1056. 

1058  A  Volume  9X  14,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "  Hunter's  Doncaster." 
This  contains  miscellaneous  notes,  extracts,  and  pedigrees  in  various 
hands,  including  Hunter's;  also  two  engravings  of  Conisborough  Castle 
published  1814,  many  newspaper  cuttings  relating  to  Doncaster,  and 
extracts  from  the  parish  registers  of  Barnbrough  and  Anston.  This  was 
part  of  the  Phillipps  Collection,  see  number  1056. 

1059  A  Volume  9X13|,  bound  in  paper  boards;  entitled  "Hunter  MSS. — 
Hunter's  Doncaster."  This  contains  miscellaneous  notes,  extracts,  and 
one  or  two  pedigrees;  mosth'  relating  to  Doncaster,  but  including  Tickhill, 
Strafford,  Barnby  Dun,  and  Kirk  Sandall.  There  is  also  an  account  (26 
Edw.  I)  of  an  assessment  for  Schefeld,  Bradefeld,  Handesworth,  Treton, 
Roderham,  etc. ;  a  list  of  the  wills  of  Savile,  proved  at  York  1540  to  1641; 
and  several  extracts  from  the  registry  of  the  Exchequer  Court  of  York. 
This  was  part  of  the  Phillipps  Collection,  see  number  1056. 

1060  A  Volume  Si  X  13^,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "  Hunter's  York 
Records."  It  contains  miscellaneous  notes  and  cuttings,  relating  to  the 
city  of  York.  This  was  part  of  the  Phillipps  Collection,  see  number 
1056. 

1061  A  Volume  9X  14,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "Hunter  Collection  of 
Records."  This  contains  notes  and  pedigrees  on  foolscap,  in  various 
hands;  and  includes  official  extracts  from  the  Record  Office,  a  list  of 
apothecaries  in  1641;  and  two  engravings  of  Lincoln,  prepared  for  the 
meeting  of  the  Archaeological  Institute  held  there  in  1848;  extracts  from 
the  Chapel-en-le-Frith  Register;  copy  will  of  John  Ashe  of  Ashford  in  the 
Water  1733;  a  printed  catalogue  by  John  Hodgson  1842  of  printed  and 
manuscript  works  on  Northumberland,  etc.,  and  a  printed  form,  issued  by 
the  Antiquarian  Committee  of  the  Yorkshire  Philosophical  Society,  when 
collecting  information  for  a  History  of  Yorkshire.  This  was  part  of  the 
Phillipps  Collection,  see  number  1056. 

1062  A  Volume  8X13,  bound  in  boards;  entitled  "Hunter's  Yorkshire"; 
containing  a  printed  tablet  to  the  memory  of  those  who  perished  by  the 
bursting  of  the  Bilberry  Reservoir  near  Holmfirth  co  York;  copy  of  an 


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account  of  some  ...  in  Yorkshire,  temp.  Edw.  Ill;  many  pages  of 
verses  on  "  Husbandry."  This  was  part  of  the  Phillipps  Collection,  see 
number  1056. 

1063  A  Volume  8x13,  bound  in  boards,  entitled  "Hunter's  Yorkshire"; 
containing  a  newspaper  cutting  with  list  of  gamekeepers  (in  1853), 
assessed  and  not  assessed  as  servants;  extracts  from  the  parish  registers 
of  Burghwallis;  pedigree  of  Leatham;  cutting  from  the  Wakefield  Express 
of  4th  June  1853,  with  memoir  and  diary  of  Prudence  Gargrave  of 
Hemsworth,  afterwards  Mistress  Berrie  of  Hodroyd,  both  co  York,  early 
17th  century;  extracts  from  the  parish  registers  of  Pontefract;  a  few  Imes 
in  verse  on  Kirkstall  Abbey;  letter  of  27th  August  1830  from  R.  Gossip 
to  Godfrey  Higgins  of  Melton  Grange,  Doncaster;  as  to  an  ancient  small 
religious  house  then  known  as  Steeton  Hall,  one  mile  from  Milford,  and 
then  the  property  of  Mr.  Paver,  land  agent  at  Selby,  co  York;  printed 
appeal  by  John  Watson  for  subscriptions  towards  the  publication  of  the 
History  of  Halifax,  20th  November  1760;  extracts  from  Dodsworth's 
MSS. ;  notes  on  Monasteries  in  cos  Nott  and  York;  and  notes  from 
Mr.  James  Ryder's  Commendations  of  Yorkshire.  This  was  part  of  the 
Phillipps  Collection,  see  number  1056. 

1064  A  Volume  6i  x  10,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "  Hunter's  Yorkshire"; 
containing  a  letter  from  C.  Wellbeloved  to  Rev.  J.  Hunter,  29th  March 
1853;  printed  page  from  rules  of  Yorkshire  Antiquarian  Club  (of  which 
Rev.  C.  Wellbeloved  was  president) ;  draft  pedigree  of  Jenkyns;  pamphlet 
on  stained  glass  in  York  Churches  1843;  prmted  statistics  of  York  by 
Robert  Davies,  F.S.A.;  and  printed  extracts  from  the  "Proceedings  of  the 
Yorks  Philosophical  Society"  June  1847.  This  was  part  of  the  Phillipps 
Collection,  see  number  1056. 

1065  A  Volume  8  x  lOi,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "  Hunter's  York  " ; 
containing  notes  on  '  York  and  Ainstie  "  ;  printed  slips  relating  to  York- 
shire Antiquarian  Club  1849,  and  Gothic  ornaments  in  York  Cathedral. 
This  was  part  of  the  Phillipps  Collection,  see  number  1056. 

1066  A  Volume  7j  x  9,  with  paper  cover,  entitled  "  Hunter's  Yorkshire 
Pedigrees " ;  containing  rough  notes  and  draft  pedigrees,  with  some 
extracts  from  the  most  ancient  register  book  of  Badsworth.  This  was 
part  of  the  Phillipps  Collection,  see  number  1056. 

1067  A  Volume  8x10,  with  paper  cover,  entitled  "Hunter's  Yorkshire"; 
containing  rough  notes  and  drafts  for  pedigrees,  including  a  list  of  persons 
wounded  in  the   Riot  at   Leeds,  30th  June    1753;   notes   from   Herald's 


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College ;  also  newspaper  cuttings,  pamphlets,  pencil  sketches  and  copy 
moumental  inscriptions ;  many  of  these  notes  and  papers  are  endorsed 
Hemsworth,  Pontefract,  Staincross,  Skyrack.  This  was  part  of  the 
Phillipps  Collection,  see  number   1056. 

1068  A  Volume  8X  10,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "  Hunter's  Yorkshire  ; 
viz,  Bawtry,  Laughton,  Walls  Kirk  by  Marr  etc." ;  containing  rough 
notes,  draft  pedigrees,  extracts  from  parish  registers,  newspaper  cuttings, 
sketches,  etc.     This  was  part  of  the  Phillipps  Collection,  see  number  1056. 

1069  A  Volume  8i  X  11,  bound  m  paper  boards,  entitled  "  Yorkshire  Letters  "  ; 
containing,  what  appear  to  be,  copies  of  lerters  written  during  the  Great 
Civil  War,  as  to  the  operations  of  the  troops  in  Yorkshire.  This  was 
part  of  the  Phillipps  Collection,  see  number  1056. 

1070  A  Volume  8X9,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entited  "  Yorkshire  Chantries  "  ; 
containing  Hunter's  notes  made  at  different  times  on  this  subject.  This 
was  part  of  the  Phillipps  Collection,  see  number  1056. 

1071  A  Volume  8X8,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "York  Suits  in 
Exchequer  ;  "  containing  Hunter's  notes  on  cases,  etc.  This  was  part  of 
the  Phillipps  Collection,  see  number  1056. 

1072  A  Volume  7  X  82,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "  Hunter's  Yorkshire 
Collections  "  ;  containing  notes  on  Inquisitions  Post  Mortem,  Ecclesiastical 
Taxation,  etc.  This  was  part  of  the  Phillipps  Collection,  see  number 
1056. 

1073  A  Volume  8  X  6h,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "  Hunter's  Yorkshire  "  ; 
containing  two  series  of  Hunter's  notes.  This  was  part  of  the  Phillipps 
Collection,  see  number  1056. 

1074  A  Volume  8  X  8i,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "  Hunter's  Collection 
on  the  Battle  of  Agincourt "  ;  containing  Agincourt  notes  from  Dugdale, 
and  many  rough  miscellaneous  notes  on  other  and  various  subjects,  draft 
pedigrees,  etc.,  in  great  confusion.  This  was  part  of  the  Phillipps 
Collection,  see  number  1056. 

1075  A  Volume  5i  X  8i,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "  Hunter's  Tickhill  & 
Doncaster " ;  containing  rough  notes,  printed  matter,  draft  pedigrees, 
original  letters,  etc.  This  was  part  of  the  Phillipps  Collection,  see 
number  1056. 


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1076  A  Volume  5^X9,  with  paper  cover,  entitled  "Hunter's  Yorkshire;" 
containing  rough  notes,  some  of  which  relate  also  to  Derbyshire.  This 
was  part  of  the  Phillipps  Collection,  see  number  1056. 

1077  A  Volume  5^X8,  with  paper  cover,  entitled  "Hunter's  Yorkshire"; 
containing  notes,  pedigrees,  printed  slips,  engravings  of  Settle,  a  pamphlet 
on  the  Ancient  Customs  of  the  Forest  of  Knaresbrough,  and  an  article 
from  The  Burley  Spectator''  on  Ancient  Monuments  at  Kirksmeaton, 
Campsall  and  Owston,  near  Doncaster.  This  was  part  of  the  Phillipps 
Collection,  see  number  1056. 

1078  A  Volume  8X5,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "Hunter's  Yorkshire, 
Bawtry,  Tickhill,  etc."  ;  containing  Hunter's  rough  notes  of  these  places. 
This  was  part  of  the  Phillipps  Collection,  see  number  1056. 

1079  A  Volume  8X5,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "  Hunter's  Yorkshire"  ; 
containing   many    rough    notes,   difficult   to  classify,   but    mostly  headed 

Yorkshire,"  in  Hunter's  handwriting.     This  was  part  of  the  Phillipps 
Collection,  see  number  1056. 

1080  A  Volume  8X5,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "  Hunter's  Yorkshire"  ; 
containing  rough  notes  by  Hunter,  headed  Hampole,  Staincross,  Osgod- 
cross,  Skyrack,  Wakefield,  Agbrigg,  Morley,  North  Riding,  East  Riding. 
This  was  part  of  the  Phillipps  Collection,  see  number  1056. 

1081  A  Volume  5X8,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "Hunter's  Yorkshire 
Pedigrees  "  ;  containing  rough  notes  and  draft  pedigrees.  This  was  part 
of  the  Phillipps  Collection,  see  number  1056. 

1082  A  Volume  5X8,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "  liunter's  Yorkshire 
Collections  F.G.H."  ;  containing  rough  notes  and  draft  pedigrees.  This 
was  part  of  the  Phillipps  Collection,  see  number  1056. 

1083  A  Volume  4i  X  7,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "Hunter's  York 
Collections  "  ;  containing  notes  from  the  Deanery  Books  at  York.  This 
was  part  of  the  Phillipps  Collection,  see  number  1056. 

1083a  A  Volume  4x7,  bound  in  paper   boards,  entitled  "Hunter's  Yorkshire 

Collections  "  ;  containing  notes  on  inscriptions  at  Saint  Laurence  and  other 
Churches  in  York.  This  was  part  of  the  Phillipps  Collection,  see 
number  1056. 


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A  Volume  5X8,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "  Hunter's  Notes  from 
Yorkshire  Subsidy  Rolls."  This  was  part  of  the  PhiUipps  Collection, 
see  number  1056. 

A  Volume  6X9,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "  Hunter's  Pontefract"; 
containmg  Notes  and  Additions  to  Boothroyd's  History  of  Pontefract,  by 
Joseph  Hunter,  20th  October  1808.  This  was  part  of  the  Phillipps 
Collection,  see  number  1056. 

A  Volume  6X8i,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "  Hunter's  Tickhill  "  ; 
containing  copies  of  letters  under  Privy  Seal  from  the  King  to  the 
Constable  of  Tickhill  Castle,  14  &  15  Edward  II.  This  was  part  of 
the  Phillipps  Collection,  see  number  1056. 

A  Volume  8X8,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "Wales  and  Yorkshire"; 
containing  Hunter's  notes  thereon.  This  was  part  of  the  Phillipps  Col- 
lection, see  number  1056. 

A  Volume  5X8,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "  Hunter's  Yorkshire 
Collections  "  ;  containing  miscellaneous  notes  on  many  subjects.  This  was 
part  of  the  Phillipps  Collection,  see  number  1056. 

A  Volume  4i  X  7,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "  Hunter's  Yorkshire 
Notes";  containing  very  rough  notes;  some  in  shorthand  and  some  in  pencil. 
This  was  part  of  the  Phillipps  Collection,  see  number  1056. 

A  Volume  41-  x  7,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "  Ex  Cartulario  de 
Bretton."      This  was  part  of  the  Phillipps  Collection,  see  number  1056. 

A  Volume  4i  X  7,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "  Hunter's  Yorkshire 
Collections  a,  b,  c,  d,  e  "  ;  containing  rough  notes,  many  in  pencil ;  some 
extracts  from  the  Chattuleries  of  Pontefract,  etc.  This  was  part  of  the 
Phillipps  Collection,  see  number  1056. 

Nine  Pocket  Books  of  Joseph  Hunter,  containing  miscellaneous  collec- 
tions including  pedigrees,  topographical  notices,  poems,  songs,  etc,  by 
him,  1811-1814.  These  were  part  of  the  Phillipps  Collection,  and  were 
sold  as  lot  445,  at  the  sale  in  1895,  when  they  were  purchased  for  the  late 
Mr.  Arthur  Jackson. 

A   Volume  5X8,  bound  in  paper  boards,  entitled  "  Hunter's  Norton  co 

Derby  "  ;  containing  extracts  from  the  parish  registers,  copies  of  inscrip- 
tions and  draft  pedigrees.  This  was  part  of  the  Phillipps  Collection,  and 
was  lot  440  in  the  sale  of  1895,  when  it  was  purchased  for  the  late  Mr. 
Arthur  Jackson. 


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PEDIGREES. 


1108  A  Volume  8  X  10,  bound  in  half  leather  boards,  entitled  "Genealogical 

Memoranda " ;  containing  several  hundred  pedigrees  of  Sheffield  and 
district,  with  index  of  names  at  the  beginning ;  all  in  the  handwriting  of 
William  Swift.  The  index  includes  the  following  surnames :  Armstrong, 
Adlington,  Anderton,  Alletson,  Aden,  Allwood,  Ashley,  Adderley,  Bower, 
Bunting,  Bassett,  Bright,  Broomhead,  Booth,  Belk,  Bown,  Botham, 
Baker,  Booker,  Butt,  Bradshaw,  Batteson,  Bromehead,  Biggin,  Bolsover, 
Britt,  Binns,  Bretland,  Bingham,  Barber,  Bellamy,  Beighton,  Burrows, 
Barker,  Busby,  Boote,  Brown,  Barrow,  Barnes,  Betewell,  Burkitt,  Clay, 
Cumberledge,  Cartledge,  Clarke,  Cox,  Champernoone,  Curtis,  Cowley, 
Carver,  Cree,  Cooper,  Coates,  Copley,  Coope,  Cadman,  Cammell,  Camm, 
CoUer,  Cutts,  Dewce,  Dowker,  Dickons,  Drabble,  Duckmanton,  Dyker, 
Denham,  Douston,  Dixon,  Earnshaw,  Evans,  Elam,  Elston,  Flint,  Fidler, 
Fox,  Farr,  Frith,  Fentum,  Forrest,  Ford,  Glossop,  Greaves,  Gregory, 
Goddard,  Gascoigne,  Gill,  Green,  Hodginson,  Home,  Hewitt,  Hurt, 
Hutton,  Harrison,  Hale,  Hutchinson,  Harvey,  Hunt,  Hardy,  Hides,  Hill, 
Haslam,  Higginbotham,  Hardwick,  Harding,  Haslehurst,  Haywood, 
Hasland,  Hazard,  Hinckesman,  Hirst,  Holehouse,  Ince,  Inman,  Johnson, 
Jermyn,  Jenkin,  Jennings,  Jenkinson,  Jones,  Jackson,  Knight,  Kitchen, 
Kirkby,  Linley,  Litrlewood,  Lomas,  Leake,  Lowe,  Lalonel,  Lindley,  Lee, 
Large,  Marshall,  Milnes,  Moore,  Marsh,  Marples,  Mason,  Mather,  More- 
wood,  Mirfin,  Maudson,  Mullins,  Mellor,  Morten,  Maure,  Machon, 
Manlove,  Marsden,  Nodder,  Norborne,  Newbold,  Newbould,  Newton, 
Owtram,  Owen,  Oakes,  Oldfield,  Oldale,  Gates,  Pedley,  Pearson,  Pearce, 
Pinder,  Parkes,  Rickards,  Revell,  Radley,  Rose,  Rice,  Rodgers,  Reddish, 
Richardson,  Renshaw,  Rodes,  Rotherham,  Redfern,  Roberts,  Royston, 
Reeve,  Short,  Scott,  Stones,  Slater,  Staniforth,  Stafford,  Snowden,  Stansall, 
Sutton,  Sykes,  Steele,  Salvin,  Shacklock,  Stokes,  Slack,  Shaw,  Shipston, 
Shirt,  Sampson,  Symon,  Sharman,  Turner,  Tomlinson,  Toplis,  Tyzack, 
Taylor,  Unwin,  Vanes,  Urton,  Wilson,  Wells,  Ward,  Wright,  Walton, 
Woodward,  Wainwright,  Woodhead,  Wilks,  Walker,  Webster,  Wilkinson, 
Walker,  White,  Wheldon,  Whall,  Wilbore,  Wilcockson,  Wheelhouse, 
Youle.  Notes :  this  volume  has  been  re-bound  since  it  came  to  the 
Library,  and  the  title  on  the  old  cover  has  been  reproduced. 

1110  A  Volume  7^x10,  bound  in  half  leather  boards,  entitled  "  Genealogical 

Memoranda — Yorkshire  "  ;  containing  several  hundred  pedigrees  of 
Sheffield  and  district,  with  index  at  the  beginning;  the  handwriting  is  that 


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of   William    Swift    and    many    autograph    letters   and    slips    have    been 
interleaved.     The  volume  is  of  great  interest  to  many  Sheffield  families. 
The    following   names    form    the    index;    namely    Abbott,    Addy,    Atkin, 
Akeroyd,    Aldam,    Alderson,    Aldred,    Andrews,    Antt,    Arundle,    Ashall, 
Ashforth,  Atherton,  Atkinson,  Auckland,  Ashforth,  Ashby,  Ashton,  Allen, 
Ashmore,  Allcard,  Angel,  Allott,  Bacon,  Bailes,  Baker,  Bannister,  Barber, 
Barker,  Barnes,  Bates,  Battle,  Battey,  Bayldon,  Bayliffe,  Bedford,  Bee, 
Beet,  Biram,  Birks,  Blagden,  Blake,  Blakelock,  Bloom,  Boultbee,  Bower, 
Brownell,    Bradley,    Branson,    Brailsford,    Brewin,    Bramhall,    Brittain, 
Broadhurst,    Brook,    Brookes,     Brookhouse,     Brown,     Buck,     Burbeary, 
Butcher,  Battye,  Bennet,  Ball,  Beatson,  Boden,  Brock,  Beckett,  Brashaw, 
Bishop,    Badger,    Brightmore,    Barraclough,    Baggaly,    BuUus,    Belcher, 
Bingham,  Broomhead,  Butler,  Binks,  Bright,  Blakeney,  Bromley,  Bingley, 
Backhouse,  Birley,   Buxton,   Broster,   Bramwell,    Brammall,   Bradberry, 
Bowden,   Bottomley,   Bentley,    Brelsforth,    Baynes,   Beardshaw,   Biggin, 
Barlow,  Booth,  Bamforth,  Bradbury,  Bramley,  Bragge,  Cawton,  Camm, 
Cannon,    Carnelly,    Cawthorn,     Chamberlain,     Chambers,    Constantino, 
Champion,    Clarbour,    Clark,    Crawshaw,    Clayton,    Cockayne,    Colley, 
Collier,  Cowlishaw,  Cooper,  Cottan,  Coupland,  Craven,  Crookes,  Crossland, 
Crossley,  Carr,  Creswick,  Couldwell,  Cornthwaite,  Cartwright,  Colver  vel 
Calvert,  Chandler,  Cropper,  Cundell,  Chappell,  Cardwell,  Cowley,  Colyer, 
Cordeux,  Dalton,   Dandison,   Dawson,  Deakin,   Dix,   Downend,   Dossey, 
Didsbury,   Denial,   Dent,  Dodworth,  Downes,   Drury,   Dodge,  Dewsnap, 
Dungworth,   Dale,    Davy,   Dixon,   Dyson,   Dunhill,    Earl,   Elliott,   Ellis, 
Ellison,  Emmerson,  England,  Eyre,  Eaton,   Earnshaw,    Elgie,    Etches, 
Ellaby,    France,    Firth,    Fisher,    Fletcher,     Flockton,     Foster,     Fowler, 
Foulds,    Fox,    Furniss,    Frith,    Froggatt,    Frost,    Frudd,    Farr,    Fenton, 
Flower,  Finch,  Fretson,  Farish,  Finningley,  Garnett,  Garside,  Gascoigne, 
Genn,    Gibson,    Glossop,    Grant,    Gray,    Greaves,    Greening,    Gregory, 
Griffiths,    Grubb,    Grundy,    Garland,    Green,    Gibbs,    Grayson,    Gurney, 
Gaunt,    Gatty,    Gamble,    Glenton,    Green,    Gainsford,    Gilbee,    Gillatt, 
Gunning,  Gallimore,  Hadfield,  Hall,  Hammond,  Hague,  Handley,  Hanby, 
Hardcastle,     Hargreaves,     Harrison,     Hartley,    Haslehurst,    Hattersley, 
Hawke,  Hawkesworth,  Haxworth,  Haynes,  Healey,  Heaton,  Heppenstall, 
Hepworth,  Hewitt,  Hobson,  Hinde,  Hives,  Holborn,  Hoyland,  Holroyd, 
Hopton,  Holdsworth,  Hutton,  Hoole,  Hasson,  Haigh,  Harmer,  Hawkin, 
Hawson,    Holmes,    Huntsman,    Henson,    Hinchliffe,    Haggar,    Holland, 
Hudson,    Hirst,    Helliwell,    Habbershon,    Haywood,    Hallam,    Higgins, 
Hobert,  Hatfield,  Howarth,  Hawksley,  Heurtley,  Horncastle,  Hoystrop, 
Hibbard,  Hunt,    Ibbotson,  Ince,    Ingham,   Ingleson,    Innocent,  Jackson, 
Jarvis,  Jennings,  Johnson,  Jollie,  Justice,  Jepson,  Judd,  Jervas,  Johnstone, 
Jones,  Jenkinson,  Jewesson,  Jubb,  Jessop,  Jobson,  Kay,  Kebberling,  Kirk, 
Knight,  Kelsey,  Kenyon,  Kearsley,  Keat,  Kitchen,  Knowles,  Key,  Larom, 


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Law,  Lee,  Lees,  Legatt,  Lief,  Littlewood,  Lockwood,  Loukes,  Litherland, 
Lambert,  Ludlam,  Lucas,  Linley,  Lister,  Lunn,  Long,  Longworth, 
Machen,  Makin,  Manderville,  Marriott,  Marsden,  Marsh,  Marshall, 
Mather,  Maugham,  Merryweather,  Middleton,  Millington,  Michell, 
Moorhouse,  Moore,  Mosley,  Morton,  Mottram,  Matthewman,  Mason, 
Micklethwaithe,  Miller,  Morewood,  McNab,  Mearbeck,  Mirfin,  Main- 
waring,  Mackenzie,  Moulson,  Machon,  Mycock,  Morgan,  Milner,  Maxfield, 
Martin,  Nelstrop,  Newbould,  Nicholson,  Newton,  North,  Norton,  Nowill, 
Nightingale,  Needham,  Naylor,  Nanson,  Newbold,  Norman,  Oates, 
Oddy,  Oldfield,  Osborne,  Ogden,  Oldale,  Owen,  Oakes,